It is a journey of a young man through extraordinary events of peace, love, dangers, and fears during and after World War II. There are stories within stories which show the fascinating lives of many in war and peace. It records the life and survival through incredible events and testimonials which help sift truth from deceptive history lines. Each story contains relevant information which is applicable to current political tensions here and around the world. It shows how hiding the mistakes made by the world powers can lead to animosity among people, nations, and religions, making a more peaceful world unattainable.
My congratulations to both the publisher and Mr. K.D. Gabor for their courage in bringing this very personal, painful, and incisive recollections of one of the most shameful periods of European history. I rate this book as a five star (highest rating). This is more than an expose. Indeed, this is an indictment of the so called civilized Western Powers, including the U.S. government who so callously carved up Central Europe, disregarding history, culture, and basic human rights.
Besides providing a copy of this novel to every university library so that the new intellectuals can look into the mirror and ask quietly:
"What would you do, Johnny, if the Mexican drug cartels, with Chinese help, would invade and carve up the U.S.?"
Perhaps we need a new Oliver Stone type of brave individual who could probe and name the guilty ones.
Just finished the extraordinary book “Deception & Reality by Kele D. Gabor”. This volume chronicles the beginning in a tranquil area of Transylvania, Hungary, - now Romania - . Followed by the short Nazi occupation, the persecution of Jews, spiraling into the horrible turmoil of WWII, followed in quick succession by the Communist terror and life in the “Worker’s Paradise”. He talks about brainwashing activities by learning the communist ideology, that is alien to the Hungarian spirit. Outbreak and defeat of the 1956 Revolution. These true stories of starvation, torture, imprisonment, executions, and a great detective work all were the author’s experience in his young age. This is a kind of biography registering the unbelievable circumstances leading to the 21st century.
His work should be read by all, who is interested in humanity and history. Let me quote Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s words: “Anyone not hopelessly blinded by his own illusions must recognize that the West today find itself in a crisis, perhaps even in a mortal danger…..”. The Russian’s prophetic words convey a sense of even greater urgency today, because we live in the illusion superseding the past, as though it did not apply to us. But it is impossible to escape the past, as revealed by the author, Gabor Kele, in his memoirs. A must read and learn from.