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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Domokos Narrator: Vanessa Benjamin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455181711
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The price of this man’s freedom included the traumatic separation from his baby daughter. Alex Domokos wrote this memoir of his years during and after World War II with two purposes in mind: to allow his daughter a glimpse into his past, and to enlighten others about the tragedy of his homeland, Hungary.

The sufferings that plagued the Hungarian people began with the unjust peace settlements after World War I and continued through World War II and its aftermath. He believes that, as victors of World War II, the people of the West must look more deeply into the effects of war on the vanquished.

His memoir, beginning in 1951 in Budapest, Hungary, and carrying through to 1962 in Winnipeg, Canada, includes flashbacks to years before and reminiscences of his experiences as a policeman, a POW, a deportee, a husband, and a father. The narrative is engagingly heartfelt, the people real, and the events—the escapes, the encounters, the endurance, and the foreboding—are full of the human emotions that we all can relate to.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Listening to the vanquished’s voice half a century after the event is the hallmark of the victor’s honesty and integrity. It is the balm of healing for the vanquished’s wounds.”

    Alex Domokos

  • “This book is an exceptional account of one man’s life.”

    Lynn Noel, Author of The Threshing Floor

  • “Four stars!”

    Inscriptions Magazine

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About the Author

Alex Domokos was born in Szabadka,Yugoslavia, in 1921, the year his family fled to Hungary as refugees. He attended military college and served in World War II, then left Hungary and settled in Canada. An author as well as an accomplished sculptor, photographer, and cinematographer, he retired from the University of Manitoba in1986 and lives with his wife and daughter in Winnipeg, Canada.

About the Narrator

Vanessa Benjamin (a.k.a. Roe Kendall) is a native of the British Isles. Some twenty-five years ago she moved to the United States with her family and set down roots in Maryland. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, receiving their silver medal as well as the Sir Emile Littler and Caryl Brahms awards. Benjamin has performed on stage in the Washington, DC, area for several years and at many venues and has performed at the Kennedy Center as Mrs. Schubert in the long-running show Shear Madness. An accomplished actress and narrator, she has recorded over two hundred books. Her work as a freelance voice-over artist and narrator has led her in many interesting directions, from technical government materials to eighteenth-century romance novels to hotel advertising, but narrating books is what she really enjoys. “I really love playing all the parts when I narrate a book. It’s an adventure, a challenge, and above all I feel that I learn something new with each book I read. I do a lot of reading for the Library of Congress’ Blind and Physically Handicapped program, and it is so rewarding for me especially when I get a letter from a patron; it’s a great service for the listener.”