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Legacy
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In 2002 a Jewish man recalls the dying days of the Nazi occupation of Hungary and how, as a fourteen-year-old, he and his family were to be sent to the death camps before coming under the protection of legendary Swiss Vice-Consul, Carl Lutz, who saved tens of thou- sands of Hungarian Jews from almost certain death. Decades on he tries to make sense of his own past, his country and to learn more about Lutz who, like his contemporary in Bu- dapest Raoul Wallenberg, risked his own life to protect him and countless others. As a witness to the events of 1944-5 and one of Lutz's survivors, he is invited by Swiss television to be involved in a film about Lutz. Ivan Sandor's haunting novel, newly translated into English, the extraordinary achievements of Carl Lutz and the impressions of the older man recalling the past. Beyond the story itself, Legacy in- vestigates history, memory and how we understand the past - and how that is shaped by whoever happens to be telling the story.
In 2002 a Jewish man recalls the dying days of the Nazi occupation of Hungary and how, as a fourteen-year-old, he and his family were to be sent to the death camps before coming under the protection of legendary Swiss Vice-Consul, Carl Lutz, who saved tens of thou- sands of Hungarian Jews from almost certain death. Decades on he tries to make sense of his own past, his country and to learn more about Lutz who, like his contemporary in Bu- dapest Raoul Wallenberg, risked his own life to protect him and countless others. As a witness to the events of 1944-5 and one of Lutz's survivors, he is invited by Swiss television to be involved in a film about Lutz. Ivan Sandor's haunting novel, newly translated into English, the extraordinary achievements of Carl Lutz and the impressions of the older man recalling the past. Beyond the story itself, Legacy in- vestigates history, memory and how we understand the past - and how that is shaped by whoever happens to be telling the story.
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  • Iván Sándor (born 1930) is one of Hungary's best-known living writers. Since 1967 he has published eleven novels and many other volumes of prose, earning critical acclaim in Hungary as well as in the German-speaking countries and France (his novels Ko¨vete´s – based in large part on the author's own experiences during the Nazi occupation of Budapest – Az Ejszaka Me´lye´n 1914 and Dra´ga Liv have appeared in translation). Sa´ndor has been awarded Hungary's highest literary honours, including the Sa´ndor Ma´rai Prize (2000) and the Kossuth Prize (2005). Earlier in his career he was a prominent theatre critic and playwright. He lives in Budapest.
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