What does it look like when fascism turns your country upside down?
How do you fight bigotry and hatred when hopelessness and apathy have set in?
How does individual action make a difference in the quest for equality and freedom?
And what is so important about the post office?
These are not questions about modern day America, these are questions we investigate about 1940s Hungary.
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Episode 6, London Calling
Enid and Vicki travel to the National Archive in London to corroborate their findings. So much more is revealed.
Episode 5, Olga and the Truth about America
The youngest sibling's (Olga) story is revealed and it answers a big question about Isabelle and Zoltan's past. The history of US immigration policy is examined, as is US involvement in WWII. Enid dances.
Episode 4, The Post Office and How They Did It.
We examine the inner workings of the post office during 1930s and 40s Hungary. Why Isabelle kept her secrets is revealed. Khrushchev examines a light bulb.
Episode 3, Zoltan
My grandmother's brother, Zoltan, is the key to understanding her past. Zoltan's wartime journals reveal both the horrors of the Holocaust as well as his ambition- he is a visionary. W.H. Auden, Orson Welles and Doc Edgerton also weigh in.
Episode 2, Love During Wartime
We investigate my grandmother's wartime affair with renown mountaineer, Eric Shipton. Women at war, love, marriage, friendship, and liberation are also discussed.
Episode 1, Highly Confidential
A document reveals that my Jewish grandmother potentially worked for British Special
Operations from inside fascist Hungary during WWII.
My grandmother’s remarkable Holocaust survival story includes a firsthand account of
passing information to the British with her brother, Zoltan. My mom reveals that my
grandmother had an affair with a renown British explorer, Eric Shipton. Could this also be their British contact? Co-Producer Vicki Vergolina. Go to Patreon.com/HowMyGrandmotherWonWWII for free transcript of episode.