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Finding Aid of the Laszlo Ivanyi Diary Coll2012.131
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Typescripts of Ivanyi Laszlo's diary, one in the original French and one English translation. The diary documents his life and reflections on his past, 1963-1967. Additional comments were added and included in the typescripts through 2008. Laszlo, an accomplished artist and pianist, escaped Hungary after the fall of the 1956 revolution. He relocated to Paris, France, where he was introduced into Parisian high society.
Laszlo Ivanyi was born in Budapest, Hungary, on May 24, 1934. His father was a tax inspector, with the official title of conseiller des finances publiques. In 1944 German troops occupied their village. The army requisitioned the family home for the billeting of a counter-espionage officer. Weeks later in the course of the Russians advance, a Soviet rocket destroyed their home. In what was left of the house, the Russian army set up a kitchen, during this period the family lived in constant fear of the soldiers. In 1945 the family relocated to his paternal grandfather's home in Soviet occupied Szekesfehervar, Hungary.
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