Recurring dreams

Arnstein, Lenke

The story of Lenke’s life : surviving the Nazi occupation of Hungary, migration to Australia and a touching love story.

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Lenke Arnstein grew up in a village on the shores of Lake Balaton but later lived in Budapest with her married sister. When the Nazis occupied Hungary, she wanted to return home, but her father, sensing the impending tragedy, urged her to remain where her chance of survival would be greater. Lenke obtained Aryan papers and did survive, but with many narrow escapes. She married just after the war and migrated to Australia. Despite the recounting of much hardship, Lenke’s is essentially a love story – from her happy childhood to her forty-seven-year marriage to her beloved Adolf.