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The author has chosen his parents badly and at 17 had to wear a yellow star to distinguish him as an enemy of Hungary. After becoming 18 he was called up into the Army as an unarmed laborer. He deserted and as a fake corporal went about during the Arrow-Cross terror period. Saving first his father from a concentration camp and later his mother from a ghetto and springing other people from camps. He greeted the liberating Red Army in 1945. Eventually he walked across a few borders and lived as a displaced person in Germany before joining his brother in Scotland. He met and married a girl from New Zealand and had two children. At age 30, while on a visit to NZ they decided to live in Australia. His wife died in 2002 and 2½ years later he remarried to a Russian lady, 34 his junior.