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.
Lázár, widely read for his children’s tales and tales for adults, and Tar, who is read by a smaller circle of admirers for his beautifully told somber stories, seem like an odd couple, indeed, a seemingly haphazard choice of authors.