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80 years ago, on September 1st, WWII began

Count Teleki Pál
80 years ago, on September 1st, WWII began

Because the end of World War I deprived Hungary of 71% of its territory, it pushed the country into the arms of Hitler, who proclaimed that he would bring about a revision of the peace treaties. Given the results of the Treaty of Trianon, that was exactly what the Magyars so ardently desired.  They saw in Germany their only hope of changing their situation for the better.

This was partly realized by the two so-called Vienna Awards.  The First, in November of 1938, returned to Hungary part of the Felvidék which had become part of Southern Slovakia after World War I.  The Second Vienna Award, in August 1940, returned to Hungary Northern Transylvania – including Kolozsvár – which had been taken over by Romania after WWI.

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Karolina Tima Szabó

A Song About Soldiers Going Off to War
A Song About Soldiers Going Off to War

During the 20th century, young men in Hungary were called upon twice – in World War I and World War II – to fight in wars they did not want.  Here is a popular song that describes them boarding trains in Budapest to be taken to the front at the border.

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Erika Papp Faber

Szeptember elején / At the Beginning of September
Szeptember elején / At the Beginning of September

Fall is described as lounging in a golden cape among the rich toys of summer, surrounded by its burning red fruit, and nodding in agreement that life is one, the beginning and the end.  The author declares that he does not feel it painful either that he has to lose everything that is beautiful.  He wraps himself in the heavy golden mantle of wisdom, and all his words are "smiles and indifference".

 

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Kosztolányi Dezső

American-Hungarian Community

Budapest to Danbury

Erika Papp Faber
Budapest to Danbury

Seven-Eleven, as a moniker for convenience stores in the United States, obtained a new meaning this summer.  On July 11th, our beloved Editor-in-Chief, Erika Papp Faber observed the 70th anniversary of her arrival in America with her family. More than 50 of her friends and extended family filled the lovely venue, Anthony’s Lake Club in Danbury, Connecticut for a festive luncheon, to partake in her celebration.

 

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

Hungarian Festival in Wallingford, CT
Mark the date:  September 8th, for the annual Hungarian Festival of Wallingford, CT - a day of Hungarian food and drink, music and dancing.  Celebrate your heritage! See the full story...

Hungarian School
Attention, all those interested in learning Hungarian:  Hungarian Studies of America will once again offer language classes for children - in Fairfield and Danbury, and for adults in Fairfield.  See details inside. See the full story...

Magyar News Classics

Ladies of Today Remember Ladies of Yesteryears
This was originally published in the September 2002 issue of Magyar News. See the full story...

Arts and Culture

“Operation Freedom” – Siamese Twins Separated by Hungarian Medical Team
“Operation Freedom” – Siamese Twins Separated by Hungarian Medical Team

A Hungarian medical team, led by dr. Csókay András, made headlines around the world when, at the beginning of August in Dhaka (formerly Dacca), Bangladesh, its members separated a pair of 3-year old Siamese twin girls conjoined at the head.  They had to develop their own protocol for the extremely difficult – and lengthy – procedure.

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Erika Papp Faber

Apples in a Robe / Alma pongyolában
Apples in a Robe / Alma pongyolában

With the fall comes the apple harvest, with all different varieties available at farm stands. This recipe calls for some type of tart apple, according to your taste and what is available in your area.

 

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Hungary Past and Present

The Battle of Pákozd – Fut Bécs felé Jellasics, a gyáva

Memorial of the battle at Pákozd
The Battle of Pákozd – Fut Bécs felé Jellasics, a gyáva
  “Fut Bécs felé Jellasics, a gyáva, 
  Seregének, seregϋnk nyomába.”
    Petőfi Sándor: A Vén Zászlótartó

These two lines of Petőfi’s poem characterize the leader of the Croatian uprising against the Hungarian revolutionary troops Bán Josip Jellasics as a coward, running off to Vienna after his defeat by the Hungarian national guard (honvédek).  These had been called into being by Kossuth Lajos during the Freedom Fight of 1848 as a military force to combat the Austrians.  Jellasics was beaten by the honvédek in the Battle of Pákozd on September 29th, 1848.  

A Memorial Park has been created to recall that great patriotic battle.  This year will mark the tenth time that the Honvédfesztivál (national guard festival) will be organized there September 23-29, 2019.

 

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Karolina Tima Szabó

Explorer Sass Flóra – Florence Baker – part 6

Sass Flóra
Explorer Sass Flóra – Florence Baker – part 6

This is our last instalment of the adventures of Hungarian Africa explorer Sass Flóra and her English husband Samuel Baker.

 

 

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Éva Wajda

It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

Did you know ...

...that all kinds of sports records were set by Hungarian athletes while we were on vacation?

 

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It's a Small World!
It's a Small World!
When we think of Hungarian emigrants, we think of places such as the US, Canada or Australia.  Paraguay is not the first place we would associate with Magyar settlements, but they were scattered even there! See the full story...
Karolina Tima Szabó