Hungarian-American Heroes


Beginning with a trip to my grandfather’s ancestral home of Sárospatak, Hungary in 2007, I have been on the hunt for more information about my grandfather, Carl Schwartz aka Kalman Marki. What I can say now is my grandfather’s influence was more important than I knew and his connections reached the highest level of the Hungarian government.

Researching my grandfather, I have uncovered little known history of actor Bela Lugosi, artist Hugo Gellert, and labor leader Louis Weinstock.

My research has included dozens of books, hundreds of articles and wading through 1,000’s of pages from the National Archives including OSS files from WW2 and FBI files from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Please take a look at this description of my book and view a short video teaser.


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Sander Feinberg Book on Hungarian-American Heroes