The Price of Freedom

By Alex Domokos with Rita Y. Toews
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11.18 Hours 11/01/2004 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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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Author Bio: Alex Domokos

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English