The book/ The Eleventh Arrow

The Eleventh Arrow


The Eleventh Arrow is a book based upon a true story of a courageous couple and their three children escaping the Russian communists during the 1956 Hungarian revolution.

The Eleventh Arrow not only captures the essence of the time period, but also gives readers a glimpse at Hungarian history.

Meet Terezia and József Szilágyi

Married July 8th 1950

Standing in front of the church where they were just married.

Front row, left to right,

Tomi, (Baba’s younger brother). Terezia’s friend Baba, and Józsi’s friend David.

Terezia, József Szilagyi, Momiba, (Terezia’s mother), Erzsi, (Terezia’s sister).

~Back row, left to right

Dezső, (József’s brother) and his girlfriend Icu, some random guy walking out of the church,

Laci, (Erzsi’s  husband), Terike, (József’s mother).

All others in this photo are random people coming from the church service

As you can imagine. These are the only pictures of the stars of the book taken together in the early years of their lives.



If it were not for the brave men, women and children who fought in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Hungary would not be the independent country it is today. First read about Hungary’s past in order to understands Hungary’s present and future.


This link takes you to purchase this book.

Many people would like to know what happened to these courageous people after they had escaped communism. I would love to share that with you on blogs written for this website so please keep reading this blog. They had a very interesting, difficult, happy life together.


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