Featured Post: Béla’s Letters by Jeff Ingber

29224133Béla’s Letters

by Jeff Ingber

Through personal narrative and letters preserved for decades, Béla’s Letters tells the remarkable story of a large Eastern European family torn apart by war and the Holocaust, the extraordinary circumstances that each family member endures, and the survivors’ struggle to come to terms with the feelings of guilt, hatred, fear, and abandonment that haunt them.

“Béla’s Letters,” a historical fiction novel spanning eight decades, revolves around the remarkable life of Béla Ingber, who was born before the onset of WWI in Munkács, a small city nestled in the Carpathian Mountains.

The book tells of the struggles of Béla and his extended family to comprehend and prepare for the Holocaust, the implausible circumstances that the survivors endure before reuniting in the New World, and the crushing impact on them of their wartime experiences together with the feelings of guilt, hatred, fear, and abandonment that haunt them.

At the core of the novel are the poignant letters and postcards that family members wrote to Béla, undeterred by the feasibility of delivery, which were his lifeline, even decades after the war ended.


 To purchase your own copy of this book on Amazon, buy HERE.


What readers are saying…

Wow, what a great story that must be told! You can’t put it down, it’s awesome.”  — 5 Star Amazon Review

What a treasure trove !!!! Jeff put a lot of love and devotion into writing this book.— 5 Star Amazon Review

Jeff has done a terrific job of creating dialog and situations around the factual history of his family that bring all of them to life.— 5 Star Amazon Review

“This unforgettable story is a must read. It belongs at the top of the New York Times Best Seller list. I just read it for the second time and loved it again. ” — 5 Star Amazon Review

Bela and his siblings come to life in this intimate story of survival. It was very meaningful for me because I was fortunate to know Bela in his later years. A loving tribute to an honorable family, a truly good read! — 4 Star Amazon Review


About the author…Jeff Ingber

Jeff is a financial industry consultant, who previously held senior positions at Citibank, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. His latest book is “Bela’s Letters,” a family memoir based on his parents, who were survivors of the Hungarian Holocaust. Jeff also has written a screenplay entitled “The Bank Examiners.” He lives with his wife in Jersey City, NJ.

You can learn more about the author and his book by visiting his website, http://www.jeffingber.com/

To purchase your own copy of Béla’s Letters on Amazon, buy HERE.


3 thoughts on “Featured Post: Béla’s Letters by Jeff Ingber

  1. Sounds like an excellent rendering based on true people and events. What is so sad is knowing how much history has been thrown away and lost forever when someone cleans out “Grandma’s” attic and tosses irreplaceable treasures (letters/diaries count here). Bravo that some have the foresight to recognize and save such jewels!

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    1. Johanna

      So true! Like Mr. Ingber, a portion of my family also immigrated to America from Hungary to escape WWII and Communism, though unfortunately most of the family history was lost with the death of my great-grandparents and the careless disposal of their personal effects. Books like this are important for preserving history, but also potentially filling in some of those blank spots in the family histories of others. 🙂

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