Secrets of Survival: a Jewish Immigrant’s Success Story in New Book "The 4th of May"

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Author Paul Galy shares first-hand accounts of a youth surviving the aftermath of WWII.

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"My friends and I took solace in the solidarity of our traumatizing secrets," Galy said. "It wasn’t until my friend, Gabi, was on his death bed that he release me from the oath, and encouraged me to share our story."

In 1948, Australia opened their doors to immigrants displaced by World War II. More than 118,800 migrated to the country looking for a fresh start and one small boy was named Paul Galy.

In "The 4th of May", Galy shares his first-hand accounts of his survival in post-WWII Hungary. This book reveals eyewitness accounts of death, immigration and injustice.

Illustrating Galy’s true memories as a Jewish child conceived in the after math of WWII, "The 4th of May" begins with his family and community’s history of loss and grief. Fast-forwarding to life growing up during a Hungarian class-war, the tale of three friends emerges. When harrowing secrets of a childhood blood oath are revealed, this historical tale showcases the true hardships of Communism and immigration.

"My friends and I took solace in the solidarity of our traumatizing secrets, " Galy said. "It wasn’t until my friend, Gabi, was on his death bed that he release me from the oath, and encouraged me to share our story."

From a war-torn country to the bright promises of Australia, this story shows the differences one can bring into their life. A war-immigrant’s success tale, "The 4th of May" brings inspiration, hope and courage to those trying to change their life.

"My book is like a root system," Galy said. "Below the ground are the secrets that brought me to Australia, but above the ground is a strong trunk that splits stories endlessly into many directions."

"The 4th of May"
By Paul Galy
Pages: 291
Price: $29.95
Available at http://www.xlibris.com, http://www.amazon.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.

About the author

Paul Galy OAM is a successful pedorthist and orthortist trained in the tradition of making orthotics, calipers and prosthetic’s for people with misshapen feet. Paul is arguably the most skilled shoe designer and manufacturer in his specialized field in Australia. Paul is married with two adult children and 3 grandchildren. He and his wife live and work side-by-side at their specialized shoe making practice in North Bondi.

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