Imre Rochlitz was born in Budapest in 1925 but he spent his childhood in Vienna, where he lived until 1938. After surviving the war years in Yugoslavia, he emigrated to the United States and earned a law degree at New York University. He moved back to Europe in 1958. Encouraged by his family, he made a return trip to Yugoslavia in 1981, which sparked the writing of these memoirs.
Joseph Rochlitz is an opera and film director. He collaborated in the research and writing of Accident of Fate and based his documentary film The Righteous Enemy, about the Italian protection of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, on his father’s story.