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HMD Event - Peter Lantos
Fri 3 February 2017, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
By the age of 30, Peter Lantos had survived Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, was beaten by the Communist police in Hungary, qualified in medicine, defected to England, sentenced to imprisonment for this “crime” in his absence and had established a career in academic medicine in London. And this was only the beginning.
After retirement, it was his childhood experiences which gave him the impetus to write Parallel Lines, published in 2006 by Arcadia Books London, reprinted in 2007 and translated into Hungarian in 2009. The book has attracted unanimously favourable reviews, and Alan Sillitoe described it as “something of a genius with the readability of a classic.” It has been reprinted again with a new cover and a Foreword by Lisa Appignanesi in February 2014, and featured both on BBC Radio and Television.
Peter Lantos will be joining us on Friday 3rd February to talk about his experiences as documented in his book 'Parallel Lines'. We hope you will join us in welcoming Peter to Newbridge as part of the nationwide commemorations relating the 2017 Holocaust Memorial Day theme 'How Can Life Go On?' and show your support by attending this event.
Friday 3rd February - please arrive from 6:30pm for a 7pm start. The talk will last for 40mins followed by questions.
Dependant on public interest this talk will either be held in the Function Room or Ballroom.
Tea and Coffee will be available to purchase after the talk.
Free but booking essential