In the Hour of Fate and Danger by Ferenc Andai
Translators: Marietta Morry, Lynda Muir
Ferenc Andai is one of approximately 6,000 Jewish Hungarian men conscripted to work as forced labourers in the copper mines of Bor, Serbia, between 1943 and 1944. Subject to the whims of cruel Hungarian commanders and German overseers, the men are forced to work to exhaustion while they subsist on a starvation diet. For nineteen-year old Ferenc, the only relief from his harsh reality is his company — an artistic and literary circle of men that includes the inspirational poet Miklós Radnóti.
Year first published: 2020