Local author's memoir captures the resilience of the human spirit


Katherine MK Mitchell

We don't get to choose when or where we are born. And it isn't until we are much older that we can begin to make our own life choices. In fact, most of our childhoods are spent doing what we are told, trusting those who care for us.

Such was Orange City resident Katherine MK Mitchell's life. She was born in Budapest during World War II, and named Katalin Landstein, Kati for short. She was raised along with her brother, Laci, by her mother and grandmother. Her father died in a labor camp and her grandfather left his shoes along with many others on the shore of the Danube.

As people began to hea...

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