In the Hour of Fate and Danger
In the lush mountains of Serbia in 1944, thousands of Hungarian Jewish men are held captive as slave labourers, their pain and suffering echoing in the silence of their surroundings. Within the beauty and the devastation, nineteen-year-old Ferenc Andai is forced to work to exhaustion, subject to the whims of cruel Hungarian commanders and German overseers. For Ferenc, the only relief from his harsh reality is his company — an artistic and literary circle of men that includes the renowned poet Miklós Radnóti. As liberation inches closer and a fierce battle for power between Nazi collaborators and resisters rages on in the region, Ferenc faces decisions that will determine whether he lives or dies. Powerful, evocative and lyrical, In the Hour of Fate and Danger is the true story of Ferenc’s chilling and suspenseful journey through Nazi-occupied Serbia.
Introduction by Robert Rozett
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- At a Glance
- Hungary; Yugoslavia; Serbia; Romania
- Bor, Serbia, forced labour camps
- Tito Partisans
- Poetry by Miklós Radnóti
- Arrived in Canada in 1957
- Published in Hungarian in 2003
- Winner of 2004 Miklós Radnóti Prize
- Recommended Ages