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By Dawn We Will Be Free

Re-Posted by Dr. Shanon Brooks on Aug 25, 2015  monticellocollege.org/

About a year and 1/2 ago, I was teaching in Southern California. I always try to bring a lot of stories and historical relevance to my classes and in this particular class, I had related the events surrounding the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
One of my students, a quiet but attentive older lady approached me after the class and with a bit of an accent, thanked me for sharing the Hungarian history and quietly shared that she had lived through that revolution. This lead to a formal interview, which then lead to her writing this book.
GEORGETTE AT 19, JUST 18 MONTHS AFTER ARRIVING IN THE USA
GEORGETTE AT 19, JUST 18 MONTHS AFTER ARRIVING IN THE USA
At the end of WWII, the Soviet Army pushed the Nazi’s out of East Europe and began to occupy it. It was 1945 when they invaded Hungary and made it a communist state, one of the most repressed in the world.
Georgette and her family quickly went from a comfortable middle class life in Budapest, Hungary to being prisoners of one of the most horrific political systems in modern times.
Thousands of Hungarians were arrested, imprisoned, and tortured. Many died of starvation, and of foul conditions after being forced from their homes and made to live in camps.
Some were executed. Georgette and her family knew they had to escape or they faced the same fate as their unfortunate neighbors.

GEORGETTE IN CALIFORNIA TODAY
GEORGETTE IN CALIFORNIA TODAY
Georgette was captured by Russians soldiers, hunted by a communist spy in Austria, and suffered the consequences of a failed attempt to escape through the infamous Iron Curtain, all before she was seventeen years old.
Georgette tells the riveting narrative of a brave child and teenager, who lived through the tyranny of Stalinist communism and ultimately triumphed on the free soil of the United States of America.
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Georgette is normally a soft-spoken family-oriented woman who transforms into a passionate promoter when it comes to freedom and the dangers of loosing basic human rights.
This book provides a perspective that is difficult for Americans to imagine. This reading experience strengthens families and helps you see liberty in a vivid and deeply personal manner.

READ BY DAWN WE’LL BE FREE WITH YOUR FAMILY TODAY!
We are planning to bring Georgette to Utah on a speaking tour.  If you are interested in such an event please email Mr Brooks.