I admired my father more than anyone else I have ever known. Despite all the upheavals and tragedies he'd been subjected to, he remained an optimist and grateful for all the wonderful things in life - even something as simple as a slice of bread. " - David Hauer
It was March 19, 1944 and Miklos was in Budapest studying for entrance exams to university when the Nazis invaded his homeland. The son of a well-to-do Jewish Merchant, he would be caught up in the events that would challenge his faith in man and God, and shatter the world in which he'd been raised.
In this autobiographical account, written in the early 1960's, the author transports the reader to his formative years in rural town in northeastern Hungary and the forbidden love of a Christian girl, into Hitler's slave mines where he would struggle to survive, and the escape and journey back to his home in hopes of rebuilding the life he so cherished.
Originally written to keep a silent promise to a fellow prisoner, Miklo's manuscript was never published during his lifetime. And it became his eldest son's mission to fulfill that vow and share one man's remarkable story of self-discovery during one of the darkest times in recorded history.