Escape from Communist Hungary
After the Second World War Hungary became a communist country under the rule of the Soviet Union. It was not possible to have a passport and to leave the country. People lived in constant fear of the Secret Police, the AVO and there was no religious freedom. The only way to escape was illegally crossing the border which could result in imprisonment.This is a true story of my attempted escape in 1949 when I contracted polio and eventual success in 1956 when I arrived in England with my mother to stay with my uncle in London. It took six years before my father was able to join us.
Published: 23 September 2013