I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
Aladar was serving in Hungary’s foreign ministry offices when the Nazis took him to Dachau. Hanna was the granddaughter of one of the country’s leading Jewish industrialists and supporter of the arts; her life was saved when the family made a deal with Heinrich Himmler. The two were in love but separated throughout the war and would not reunite until 1945.
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times is the true story of Aladar and Hanna, based on their wartime letters and written by their daughter, Marianne Szegedy-Maszák. It is also an invitation to a forgotten world of elegance and honor, of terrible intrigue and of families lost and found, as well as an insightful look at the complex relationship between Hungary and its Jewish population.
Marianne Szegedy-Maszák is a journalist whose work has
The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, the New Republic,
Los Angeles Times, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
and Psychology Today.
This is her first book.
Co-sponsored by Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies Temple Kol Ami Sisterhood