Leandro Sanchez Sanchez itibaren Vilandrica, Sırbistan
Interesting to be reading about Hungary as the Syrian refugee crisis seemed to highlight its current xenophobia.A mindset so far from the Golden Age of 1870-1910, experienced so soon after Hungary's war for independence was cruelly extinguishes in 1848. In 1867 Hungary's capital Budapest would become co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian [Habsburg] empire. A generation later, Hungary would experience a period of great advances in the arts & sciences. Its Golden Age, 1870-1910, presented the world so much by so few including the persons below: Scientists Leo Szilard, Edward Teller, Eugene Wigner and John von Neuman. Writer Arthur Koestler Photographer/director Robert Capa Photographer Andre Kertesz Filmmaker Alexander Korda & Michael Curtiz The gentleman outlined in this book give much credit to Budapest's cafe culture as much as the rigorous learning/schooling available in Austria/Hungary & Germany at the time. Their journey from Hungary as it journeyed from an open society to a fascist anti-Jewish one mirrored the rise of fascism & Hitler. As a result, they were uniquely positioned to see the danger in Hitler's rise to power. The book is a great introduction to the lives of these gentleman as they brought so much to the general public. Physics, photojournalism, etc.