Livia Bally

By excerpt from an essay by student journalist, Macy

Livia Bally

By 1957 the revolution inside Hungary had broken out, with the citizens fighting against communism.  One morning, her husband woke her with news that neighbors were fighting in the street.  She got up with no questions asked and went out to fight alongside her husband in the revolution.  Her husband received a shot to his neck and Livia herself received a gunshot wound to her leg.  She fled to Italy, and then moved to Berkeley in December, 1958.

 

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