Marta Fuchs' Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter's Tribute tells the story of the author's father, Morton (Miksa) Fuchs, and Zoltán Kubinyi, the Hungarian Army officer who saved him and over 100 other Hungarian Jewish men under his command of their forced labor battalion during the Holocaust. Due to Morton Fuchs' testimony, Zoltán Kubinyi, a devout Seventh Day Adventist, was posthumously honored by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Among the Nations.
The book is an intergenerational memoir with photos and testimony by the author's parents (including aunts who survived Auschwitz with Marta's mother), her own recollections of childhood in Hungary and escape to the U.S. in the wake of the 1956 Revolution, and memories by the grandchildren of their beloved Grandfather who died in 2000.
The story of rescue comes full circle in the summer of 2011 when the author and her brother took their children to visit Zoltán Kubinyi's family in Hungary. With Kubinyi's son, wife, and granddaughters -- the great grandchildren of Zoltán Kubinyi -- the author and her family talked about the compassionate and heroic actions of this man none of them knew but who has made an indelible impact on all our lives.
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Professional Speaker, Marta Fuchs was born in Hungary and escaped with her family to the U.S. in the wake of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. She holds a BA in Linguistics, a Masters of Library Science, a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. For nearly three decades, Marta has given dynamic and inspirational presentations and workshops, captivating audiences in churches, temples, professional and community groups, libraries, schools, city-wide programs, and conferences. She has also presented throughout the U.S. and in European Holocaust commemorations. With her warm and engaging style, Marta captivates audiences with her family’s poignant and ultimately uplifting stories of survival and loss during the Holocaust and their immigration to America in the wake of the Hungarian Revolution.