His book Maskerado ĉirkaŭ la morto details his struggles to survive the fascist invasion of Hungary. This took the form of the Hungarian members of the Arrow Cross, their secret police searching out any signs of anti-state activity or Jewish ancestry. Soros 'masqueraded' to survive, adopting a fake name and using his connections, wealth, and skill to aid the flight of many people. He charged high fees to the rich in exchange for forged documentation they would need to escape the country. He used this money in turn to provide materials to poor clients for free or for very small fees.