Review: 5/5 ⭐ | High Price for Freedom

Updated: Mar 13


An amazing first-hand account of a Hungarian family living in Czechoslovakia and their migration through Europe and eventually to America. This book was filled with so much information that gave me a good idea of life in a communist country.


The first part of the book takes place from the mid-sixties to the mid-eighties showing the conditions of living in an Eastern communist country while at the same time telling of the beautiful love of a couple who married and began a family. Things that really stood out to me were the universal power struggles that we all see everyday in many ways. Oppression whether it be based on cultural differences or economic ones.


The second part of the book dealt with the family starting over in America between the years of nineteen eighty five to two thousand and one. To learn about the differences in the lifestyles was really eye opening.


This was truly a beautiful book. It has a very personal touch to it as it makes the reader feel as if they grew up with this family, feeling their hardships and celebrating their accomplishments. A very beautiful story of true life events. A fresh perspective on freedom from the eyes of a remarkable woman and her family starting out in a communist Czechoslovakia to a new life in America.


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