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Enemy of the People

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent Kati Marton writes about her family history—during both the Nazi and the Communist periods in Hungary. Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America exposes the cruel mechanics of the Communist Terror State. She pored through the secret police files on her journalist parents that uncover how her family was spied on and betrayed by friends, colleagues, and even their children's babysitter.

Event: Kati Marton will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, February 2, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Tribeca
97 Warren Street, at Greenwich Street

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Kati Marton
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Comments [1]

Michael Z from Manhattan

Hi, this is very interesting. My wife and I are in Budapest. We recently submitted an application for a residency permit to remain in Hungary past the 3 month period to search for my wife's family who did not make it out of Hungary during WWII.

Our experience with the Hungarian Immigration was a awful -- it was a drilling. We made 4 trips to the office -- finally submitting everything they wanted -- copies of our entire history, finances and a lot of what we believe was un-needed personal information. I gave them my Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plan information that stated there are 72 doctors that we could select in case of medical services. They asked us for the names of all 72 doctors.

We walked away not wanting to deal with an uncaring, Soviet-era style mind set.

I believe it will take many more years for Magyars to do away with their old ways.

Jan. 07 2010 12:58 PM

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