Archive | My Story


Ms. Eva Szilagyi

I was a baby when my parents escaped the country. I heard the story of the escape all my life. My parents would have been so happy to read the book I published on Amazon called “The Eleventh Arrow,”  commemorates the many lives that were lost in the battle. This book was written to preserve […]

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Mr. Tibor Lak

My family and I escaped from Hungary in November 1956. We arrived into the US early December 1956. After a brief, ~ 3 years stay in Philadelphia, we moved to Hollywood California. I attended school and graduated for UCLA in Engineering. Following graduation I started to work for North American Aviation. My work experience included […]

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Mr. Gregory Bago Soos

Through Austria I arrived in Vienna with my mother. I walked into an auto  repair facility and with my mother acting as an interpreter and I got an offer under one condition. Assemble a completely taken apart engine with  all the parts in large boxes and I would be hired. I did just that and […]

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Frigyes (Frici) Hefty, Hung. AF Col, Ret.

Fritzy completed his elementary school in Matyásföld and Sas-halom. His Middle Schools in Corvin Mátyás reálgimnázium, Matyasfold, where he graduated in 1943. Soon after he enrolled in the Academy of FlightUtána where he graduated in 1994 as a Lieutenant. He spent his whole life flying. At the age of 13, as the world’s youngest glider-flyer, passed his glider license. During […]

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Mr. Csaba Csipke

Csaba was born into a middle class family, the youngest and only boy of three children. He was still a small boy when the family moved to Miskolc where he later attended high school. During his high school years he not only achieved good grades, but he also excelled in athletics, receiving several medals and […]

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Mr. Jeno Berta

After 11 years of Communism, during the Revolution, he and two friends headed for Austria, but only two of them made it. On March 5, 1957 America welcomed Jeno. On his way to Casper Wyoming, he stopped in Davenport Iowa and never left. After 30 years at the Riverside Foundry in in Bettendorf, he opened […]

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