The Biggest Hole in the Iron Curtain

The Batizy Story

by Levente Batizy


Book Details

Escape Right Under Communist Noses

After a heart-stopping escape from Communist Hungary, Gusztav and Julianna arrived in the United States—not alone but with eleven children in tow and a dream. Only a ‘mad Hungarian’ would attempt such an insane endeavor. But Gusztav was not content to simply arrive in America. He was fiercely determined that every child would become a living example of the American Dream. Your fear will give way to wonder as you follow this family through several generations.


About the Author

Levente Batizy

Dr. Levente G. Batizy, fifth oldest out of fourteen children, tells the story from his perspective. He is only ten years of age when he’s torn from his birth mother and grandmother to escape with his family from their native land during the 1956 Hungarian Communist revolution. The blended family finally arrives in America and begins the momentous adjustments and trials that will eventually yield success. Then, fifty years later, celebrate with Levente as he and his son return to Budapest to celebrate Hungary’s freedom.



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