SZENDE, STEFAN (1901–1985), Hungarian writer and journalist, who wrote in German and Swedish. Szende's Den siste juden frän Polen ("The Last Jew from Poland"), published in 1944, was among the first authentic Holocaust accounts. Its American edition was titled The Promise Hitler Kept (1945). After the war Szende lived in Sweden. Willy Brandt, the German politician, his lifelong comrade-in-arms, wrote the foreword to his memoirs Zwischen Gewalt und Toleranz ("Between Violence and Tolerance," 1975).

[Eva Kondor]

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