Budapest to Gettysburg
BUDAPEST TO GETTYSBURG, is a riveting tale of love, hate, war and freedom – a journey from terror to hope. The past and present collide as a world-renowned historian confronts a history he has refused to study: his own. Gabor Boritt is an expert on Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War. Fifty years after fleeing a continent ravaged by the terror of Hitler and Stalin, Gabor reluctantly returns to his native Budapest. Urged by his son, he faces the harsh history of his Jewish-Hungarian childhood: the Nazi invasion, the Holocaust, Allied bombing raids, Soviet tyranny, the 1956 Revolution and his escape to America. From the streets of Budapest to the fields of Gettysburg, Gabor discovers the intimate and epic history that transformed him into a great scholar of Lincoln, the Civil War and American democracy.
Gabor S. Boritt (born 1940) is the Robert Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and retired former Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. Born in World War II Hungary, he participated as a teenager in the 1956 revolution against the Soviet Union. He escaped to the United States, where he received his higher education and became a scholar of Lincoln and the Civil War. He is the author, co-author, or editor of sixteen books about Lincoln and the American Civil War. Boritt received the National Humanities Medal in 2008 from President George W. Bush. At a November 17, 2008, White House ceremony, Boritt was honored "for a distinguished career of scholarship on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. His life's work and his life's story stand as testaments to our Nation's precious legacy of liberty." feature-length documentary film titled Budapest to Gettysburg. Boritt and his wife live on a farm near the Gettysburg Battlefield, where they have raised their three sons.
For more information on the film or to purchase the dvd: http://www.boritt.com/GB/film.htm
For more information: *websites have extensive information and instructions for on line research of their collections
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: *http://www.ushmm.org
- Yad Vashem: *http://www.yadvashem.org
- The Diary of Lajos Ornstein: An Extraordinary Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET0gAMY8LV0
- The Holocaust in Hungary http://holokausztemlekev2014.kormany.hu/a-magyarorszagi-holokauszt
My Mother’s Eyes by Anna Ornstein - Distributed by IPBooks
Available now! My Mother’s Eyes by Anna Ornstein: Holocaust Memories of a Young Girl. My Mother’s Eyes is . . .
- “…beautifully designed, delicately illustrated, impressionistic narration, which conveys a child’s acceptance if not comprehension of everything that is transpiring.”– Jewish Book World, Fall 2004
- Some books that might be read in a single sitting should not be: My Mother’s Eyes is one of those.– Cincinnati CityBeat
Dr. Anna Ornstein is an Auschwitz survivor, professor of child psychiatry at Harvard University, and professor emeritus of child psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.