Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 When I began learning English, my mother was worried about my mental stability. When I added Russian to my curriculum, she took me to the doctor. Luckily, he was a student of Russian himself and was able to assure her that my ambitions were not medically abnormal.
#2 I, too, accepted the laws curtailing my rights quietly. I was 15 when I was struck off the roll of the local high school, and I was forbidden to study on my own. I became a laborer, and I found there were two salary scales - a low one for Jews and a higher one for all others.
#3 I had to take a taxi ride to freedom. I was picked up in Sered, half an hour away, and taken to Trnava, where I paid my mother two hundred crowns for the taxi ride. I then took the train to Sered, where I met my school friend who helped me get to Galanta in Hungary.
#4 I crossed into Hungary at Galanta, and after a long and cold walk, I arrived at my friend’s house at five in the morning. The maid stared at me as if I had a bomb in my pocket. I had to have a bath, and my clothes were freshly sponged and pressed when I came out.