- Author: Orly Krauss-Winer
- Language: English
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction
A Hungarian Portrait
What would you risk to save your little sister’s life?
Hungary, 1944. Yoshke’s life is thrown into disarray. His wife Martha’s friend, a Nazi recruit, makes a split-second decision to send him to Mauthausen Concentration Camp, a decision that may seal his fate.
Martha, stunned and hurt, refuses to forget.
Israel, present. The sudden illness of Noa, the Schwartz family’s youngest daughter, forces them to attain a significant sum of money for an urgent operation, and they are at a loss.
Daria, the eldest sister, is the only one in the family who believes that the not so distant past of the intricate Hungarian family holds an old secret that could lead the way to saving her little sister’s life.
Armed with great determination, Daria embarks on a cross-continent journey to investigate the Schwartz dynasty’s origins.
Slowly and patiently she manages to piece together this historical puzzle, while exposing her family’s extraordinary and chilling survival story during the World War II Holocaust, a story containing at its very core a dangerous romance of passion and betrayal between enemies who were once lovers.
A Hungarian Portrait reveals the lives of men and women who knew how to love without boundaries, until the very end. Somewhere, among the captivating stories, lies the secret for which Daria has embarked on her quest. But what price will she have to pay for her discovery?