Kati Marton Recalls Parents' Arrest in Communist Hungary
The Aspen Institute -
When award-winning journalist and author Kati Marton went to Hungary to research her family's life there, she expected to find some good material. After all, her parents were reporters for the AP and UPI during the heart of Hungary's Cold War past.Still, it was a bit of a shock when the archivists brought her "shopping carts full of documents about my family." In fact, Marton's parents were among the most investigated people in all of Hungary.In her latest book, Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America, she discusses her memories of growing up in Cold War-era Hungary, and describes her efforts to uncover her family's buried past.