Red, White and Blue Memories
The story of pioneering Hungarian-American activists from 1920 – 1970
Beginning with a trip to my grandfather’s ancestral home of Sárospatak, Hungary in 2007 I have been on the hunt for more information about Carl Schwartz aka Kalman Marki. It has been, in some cases, like searching for six needles in six separate haystacks.
I am still sifting through thousands of pages of FBI and OSS files from the US National Archives, conducting interviews with people who knew the characters in my book and researching historical records.
Click the button to read more about Bela Lugosi, Louis Weinstock, Hugo Gellert and the history of Hungarian-American progressive politics and culture from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Over the last four decades I have had multiple careers. Usually one to pay the bills and another to feed my soul.
Finally, they have merged into what I have dreamed about: spending my days doing the things I love and learning new skills to supplement my abilities.
And I get to hang out with exciting, fun, beautiful, creative, intelligent, compassionate people like you.