Chicago (PRWEB) August 23, 2013
Living and Dying in Hungary by author Ervin Varga is about his family, his life, and his experiences before World War II was over. It is written more like a clinical record rather than a melodramatic memoir—it is somewhat less, somewhat more than pure literature. This book is a deeply meaningful and highly interesting volume that showcases a family’s fervent relationship, remarkable lineage and long-lasting heritage through the test of time.
Living and Dying in Hungary entails the author’s life and his memories with his ancestors. This volume aims to relive those moments and put justice to his family’s inheritance and name. Readers will begin to discover how a family can evolve into a bigger clan and how these people can become close and related to each other. Young, middle-aged, elderly, non-professional and professional can identify with or relate to the real life and characters unveiled in the narrative. They can definitely reflect and ponder how a specific family upholds their relationship with each other and become akin through time.
Skillfully written, extremely interesting and truly enlightening, Living and Dying in Hungary teaches readers the importance of family, relationships and heritage. This volume will touch readers’ hearts and souls as it reminds them that one can choose their friends but never their family.
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About the Author
Ervin Varga was born in Budapest and hailed from a family of doctors, lawyers, merchants, and a rabbi grandfather. He graduated from the prestigious Jewish Gymnasium, but in 1943, was refused admission to Medical University which then did not accept Jewish applicants. The following year, he was enlisted into forced labor, which meant becoming a helpless victim to the sadistic guards with their increasing brutality. In 1945, he ended up in a Hungarian death camp called Hidegség. In April 1945, he was liberated by the Red Army and was considered a statistical aberration. He survived despite all odds. He started a new life, enrolled in medical school, graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1951, and became a specialist in neurology and psychiatry. In 1969, he defected from Hungary to the U.S., where he continued psycho-pharmacology research while maintaining his academic position as clinical professor of psychiatry. In 1977, he moved from New York to Princeton, and in 2002, retired from full-time practice. He has had more than one hundred peer-reviewed scientific publications and monograph.
Living and Dying in Hungary * by Ervin Varga
Jewish Psychiatrist looks back
Publication Date: November 19, 2012
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