Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance
“Border Crossings is the well-told and dramatic story of a young man whose comfortable life is abruptly transformed by the savagery of World War II. Forced to…
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Come for fun and local shopping to Detroit's Eastern Market Sunday Street Market from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. inside Shed 3. My 1021 Press booth will be there with my late husband Charles Novacek’s award-winning memoir BORDER CROSSINGS: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance and notecards and bookplates with Charles’ painting “Still Life at 13” painted during World War II.
Charles Novacek’s mother Maria Patko Nováčeková was born on January 8, 1902, in the village of Ožd’any in Austria-Hungary, the present day Slovakia near the Hungarian border. As Charles stated in his memoir, Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance “Mother’s native language was Hungarian and I learned to speak it proficiently from her.” She read Hungarian stories and poetry to her son.