ivana fogarty with her book about her grandparents' experiences as Jews in Slovakia during WWII

Riverview teacher Ivana Fogarty publishes book about her grandparents’ story, highlighting the experiences of Jewish people in Slovakia during World War II

This story will give you goosebumps. It’s a tale that weaves together family, history, and serendipity into a journey that captures your imagination and likely educates as well.

Ivana Fogarty is a middle school teacher in Riverview – and recently added author to her resume. Ivana worked with her mother, Alica Frühwaldová, to write the story of Alica’s parents, Edith Mittelmann & Oskar Berger.

The Love I Lost chronicles Edith & Oskar’s experiences as Jews living in Slovakia during the Second World War. The couple met just as the war began in 1939, lost their families to the death camps, and narrowly escaped themselves by living through the winter of 1944-1945 in a bunker built into the mountains around their village.

In working to tell their story, Ivana & her mother shared a journey of their own, filled with moments that one might call the universe intervening to ensure this book came to life to tell the stories of so many.

The book is available for purchase online, in both Slovak and English, via www.bux.sk.

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4 thoughts on “Riverview teacher Ivana Fogarty publishes book about her grandparents’ story, highlighting the experiences of Jewish people in Slovakia during World War II

  1. Glenn Brooks March 18, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    I wanted to buy the book. I clicked on the advertised website http://www.bux.sk and selected English language. The next step, the language displayed switched back to a Slavic language that I could not understand. As a result, I am not able to buy the book using this website. Is there another method to use to buy this book?

    • Jenna Morton March 18, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      Hello! That’s disappointing the site couldn’t stay translated to help you complete the purchase. Ivana did tell us she’s working to set up a Canadian distributor. We’ll be sure to update when there’s another ordering option.

  2. Ivana Fogarty March 19, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    You can contact me personally at ivana.fogarty@gmail.com and I can help!

  3. Ivana Fogarty March 19, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    I can help. Contact me directly at iff.fogarty@gmail.com

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