The Witnesses


Déry, was born into a Jewish Hungarian family and went into hiding during the Nazi occupation, was a Communist after World War II but became disillusioned, expelled from the party, and imprisoned for his participation in an uprising against the totalitarian regime, his play The Witnesses, written after his liberation and based somewhat on his own experiences, depicts the persecution of a Jewish physician and his family members in Budapest after the Nazis overrun Hungary in 1944 and begin the deportation of that country's Jews.


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Original Language: Hungarian

Budapest: Szepirodalmi Konyvkiado, 1981