When renowned film director Péter Gárdos wrote the story, he intended it as a film script, but eventually he made it into a novel. “Fever at Dawn,” the love story of two Holocaust survivors―the author’s parents―has ever since sold in more than 20 territories.
More than eighty-five years old, Éva Fahidi lives in the inner city of
Budapest, her memory is crystal clear, her manner of expression sharp as
a razor. She had just passed her eighteenth birthday when on June 27,
1944 she was crowded into a cattle car in her native town of Debrecen in
eastern Hungary and was deported to Auschwitz.
"Lot has long been a hero of mine. A morally charged hero, which is why he has such a difficult fate—a true person." – Imre Kertész talks to János Kőbányai about Hungarian literature and his forthcoming book.
"that day, my life was broken into two, divided into two, perhaps like everyone else’s who was a man at that time... Safety and tranquility disappeared from the world; these were the first to disappear...