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.
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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 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/
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