7 episodes

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.

Join us every Wednesday for this 6-part series.

Please rate, subscribe, like and share.

Subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/HowMyGrandmotherWonWWII for free show transcripts and for premium series extras.

Contact at: howmygrandmotherwonwwii@gmail.com

For more information on creators, film, television and upcoming events go to: http://www.EnidZentelis.com

How My Grandmother Won WWII Enid Zentelis

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    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

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.

Join us every Wednesday for this 6-part series.

Please rate, subscribe, like and share.

Subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/HowMyGrandmotherWonWWII for free show transcripts and for premium series extras.

Contact at: howmygrandmotherwonwwii@gmail.com

For more information on creators, film, television and upcoming events go to: http://www.EnidZentelis.com

    Episode 6, London Calling

    Episode 6, London Calling

    Enid and Vicki travel to the National Archive in London to corroborate their findings. So much more is revealed.

    • 32 min
    Episode 5, Olga and the Truth about America

    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.

    • 28 min
    Episode 4, The Post Office and How They Did It.

    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.

    • 27 min
    Episode 3, Zoltan

    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.

    • 25 min
    Episode 2, Love During Wartime

    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.

    • 25 min
    Episode 1, Highly Confidential

    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.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Jameskandy ,

Fascinating

I love family stories. I love the mystery. I love all the details and how we may never know what really happened. I love their bravery. Nice job.

ngold912 ,

Love every second

I love listening every week. It’s such a fascinating story. It’s inspired me to do some research on my own family tree. Not even close to the excitement of yours.

julietbeacon ,

A fantastic listen with my 13 year old

This podcast is so compelling and beautifully told. I’ve enjoyed listening to it with my 13 year old daughter as it has tied into a lot of what she has been studying in school. It’s not often that something grabs her attention so thank you Enid & Vicki for sharing this story and crafting it so beautifully.

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