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Spotlight Presentation => "The Politzer Saga" by Linda Broenniman

  • 05/31/2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Linda Ambrus Broenniman had no idea of her father’s true identity growing up. Raised as a Catholic girl in Buffalo, NY by two physicians, it wasn’t until an untimely incident that she discovered that her father was actually descended from one of Hungary’s most notable Jewish families—the Politzers. The remarkable lives she uncovered, including 300 years of her family’s Hungarian history, inspired her book, THE POLITZER SAGA, as well as a permanent exhibit of the same name at the Hun­gar­i­an Jew­ish Muse­um and Archives in the Rum­bach Syn­a­gogue in Budapest.

From the 18th century in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the present day in America and Hungary, Linda tells the story of family almost lost to her father’s secrets, including doctors and lawyers, entrepreneurs and industrialists, writers and musicians, artists and art collectors. She shares the heart-wrenching and inspiring stories of their lives, including that of her own mother, Dr. Clara Ambrus, recognized by Yad Vashem as a righteous gentile for her heroism in World War II.


Linda Ambrus Broenniman grew up in Buffalo, New York. She is the middle child of seven born to Hungarian physicians who survived World War II and started their new life in the US in 1949. Linda graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in psychology. Several years after getting her MBA from Carnegie Mellon, she left mainstream corporate America to follow her path as an entrepreneur, building companies in technology and biotech. She let her passion for uncovering hidden potential in unexpected places guide her. And she allowed this passion to fuel her search for her hidden family. Linda lives in Great Falls, Virginia with her husband of 28 years and their dog, Juno.

(Author bio from Google Books website)

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