Through Maria's Eyes

  • by Linda Sunshine, David Rich
  • Narrated by Karen Rose Richter, David Rich
  • 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Through Maria's Eyes is the based on the true fascinating story of how one Jewish woman was able to survive and indeed triumph during the darkest days of the Hungarian Holocaust. Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, Gizella Kornfield was the daughter of a prominent rabbi and engaged to be married to the handsome and wealthy man of her dreams. Then, her world collapsed overnight when, one day in March, 1944, her beautiful European city was invaded by the Nazis whose sole purpose was to eradicate as many Jews as possible before the war ended. Caught in the crossfire and terrified for the lives of her family, as well as herself, Gizella assumed a false Christian identity and obtained employment as a maid in the home of an anti-Semitic family. This book is the story of how this extraordinarily courageous and resourceful woman was able to eventually save most of her family and herself through her indomitable spirit, with her quick wit and some amazing good luck. We never know what we are made of until we are tested in times of crisis, which is exactly what makes this semi-biographical story so compelling and profound. Here is a book that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over perhaps the deadliest evil of the 20th century.

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Good true story, amateur narration

This is a son's BERNIE memoir of his mother's survival in hiding in Budapest during the war. It's personal, and therefore narrow. That's not bad, it's simply the style. A decent story, but could have benefited from a better narrator. Very stilted delivery but a rather pleasant voice. This book was provided free of charge by audio book boom dot com in exchange for my honest review.
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- LeazieB

Eye-Opening and Fascinating Through Maria's Eyes

If you could sum up Through Maria's Eyes in three words, what would they be?

Horrific, Fascinating, Triumph


Who was your favorite character and why?

Maria and her ability to overcome tragic adversity.


What about Karen Rose Richter and David Rich ’s performance did you like?

The voices were strong and captured the essence of the book nicely.


Any additional comments?

"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."

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- Daman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-27-2016
  • Publisher: Through Maria's Eyes LLC