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Table Of Contents

László’s Death
Understanding László the man
László’s life in Hungary
László during World War 2
A “Little Work”
Gulag - Living Hell
Polar Bear Enclosure at Taronga Zoo
Corrective Labour Camp, Osobstroy
Corrective labour Camp, Revda
Escape
Survival
Returning Home
Disillusionment and Revenge
The Dream of a Fresh Start
The Family United
Australia Our New Home
A Bend in the road
Tasmania
László the Entrepreneur
A Voice from the past
Afterword
P. 1
László

László

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László: Th e Gentleman from Budapest is the stirring biography of author Steve Kossa’s father, who was born into a well-to-do family at the beginning of the twentieth century in Budapest, Hungary. Tracing László’s life, this story chronicles the ways in which the monumental events of that era transformed his path. The Great Depression, currency devaluation and inflation, the world wars, the Holocaust, communism and Russian occupation, imprisonment in gulags, escape, refugee status, and the family’s relocation as displaced persons all played parts in his harrowing life experiences.

His life as a “new Australian” started in migrant camps in the outback of New South Wales. From here László eventually moved to Sydney and then to Hobart with his family. Although he was trained as a chemist, he worked in all manner of employment in order to provide for his family in their adopted country. Later, entrepreneurial business ventures followed as he attempted to make up for all that he had lost of his past life in Hungary.

László: Th e Gentleman from Budapest vividly recounts the challenges that the author’s father faced as his world crumbled around him in Hungary and he sought and later built a new life for his family in Australia.

László: Th e Gentleman from Budapest is the stirring biography of author Steve Kossa’s father, who was born into a well-to-do family at the beginning of the twentieth century in Budapest, Hungary. Tracing László’s life, this story chronicles the ways in which the monumental events of that era transformed his path. The Great Depression, currency devaluation and inflation, the world wars, the Holocaust, communism and Russian occupation, imprisonment in gulags, escape, refugee status, and the family’s relocation as displaced persons all played parts in his harrowing life experiences.

His life as a “new Australian” started in migrant camps in the outback of New South Wales. From here László eventually moved to Sydney and then to Hobart with his family. Although he was trained as a chemist, he worked in all manner of employment in order to provide for his family in their adopted country. Later, entrepreneurial business ventures followed as he attempted to make up for all that he had lost of his past life in Hungary.

László: Th e Gentleman from Budapest vividly recounts the challenges that the author’s father faced as his world crumbled around him in Hungary and he sought and later built a new life for his family in Australia.

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