The other side of the picture
by Eva Szabo
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  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 05/24/17

"The Other Side of the Picture" is a brutally honest tale about the horrors of war and the whims of fate. Eva (*Full Disclosure: Eva Szabo is a dear friend) reveals all the good, the bad, and the ugly of her amazing life during the advent of Hitler, through the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, until her eventual immigration to the U.S.A. in 1951. I find the book reminiscent of "The Diary of Anne Frank" (Eva is about the same age). Like Anne Frank, Eva's story is of a coming of age during a time of horror where fate is as fickle as a roulette wheel and most of the numbers are losers. What fate had in store for Eva's friend Susi is heartbreaking. Despite all the misery and sorrow she experienced, Eva ends her book on an uplifting note. Eva encourages us to release ourselves from a particular social environment and become Citizens of the World. "How beautiful and marvelous it appears as we observe it from the vantage point of satellites: the Earth, our planet, an integrated whole, with no arbitrary visible borders."

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