Agnes was born in the large Hungarian city of Debrecen in October 1932 to a Jewish-Socialist family. When she was two, a right-wing government came to power, and her Socialist father lost his job. Seeking employment, her parents moved to Budapest, leaving their little daughter behind with her grandmother.
I remember being very impressed by the German troops when they marked in and occupied Warsaw. Unfortunately, we were heavily bombed and the Jewish district was extensively damaged. Almost immediately, there was an acute shortage of food in our neighbourhood - which by now was a ghetto.