#2 Maria Szepes

Broadening our awareness and openness is a primary value for us. Though the body is fixed, the spirit and the mind could rose high. What can we do in order to succeed with this process? Our next role model’s wisdom leads the way for us. She was born 112 years ago on this very day.

Maria Szepes
(Budapest, 14 December 1908 – Budapest, 13 September 2007)
hungarian author, screenwriter, actress

3 serious facts:

  1. Her first mystical novel, The Red Lion was published in 1946 and instantly made her world-famous.
  2. In 1948 all publishers were nationalised. All copies – except four – of the book were ordered to be destroyed and were prohibited for the next 40 years. As an alternative to express her creativity, she created the famous series: Pottyos Panni, children’s book. It became a favourite for the next generations.
  3. Thanks to her works, she is considered to be one of the founders of sci-fi in Hungary.

3 reasons why we look up to her:

  1. After the communist takeover they organized an underground cultural movement in their flat and translated forbidden literature.
  2. Her life was full of patience and solace, which she considered to be the foundations of healing. She wrote many of her works to her drawer, waiting for the time they would be allowed publicity.
  3. She was one of the founders and patrons of the Szintezis Free University.

3 interesting facts:

  1. In 1930 she married Hungary’s first ski champion, javelin thrower olympic athlete and graphic artist Bela Szepes. They were soul mates for the rest of their lives until his husband’s death in 1986.
  2. For 3 years they lived, studied and worked in Berlin until the Nazi party came to power in 1933.
  3. They survived World War II in their summer house in Leanyfalu. Their escape story from Budapest is an interesting one: His brother “caused” heart problems thanks to his yoga skills and an ambulance car brought them out of the city.

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