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Tabáni tavasz

This romantic poem dealing with spring in the old Tabán section of Buda was written by a homesick Transylvanian student who left his homeland following its takeover by the Rumanians after World War I. The Tabán was located below Buda Castle, and was inhabited by a mixture of nationalities, some of whom had been brought to Hungary by the Turks. In the 19th century it became the Bohemian quarter.  It was demolished in 1930 for city planning purposes.

 

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Mihály László Barna

 American-Hungarian Community

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Remy Papp
Farewell to Remy P. Papp

It’s hard to write an obituary notice when it is about your own brother. Remy was the person who had known me my whole life.  And now he is no longer there on the other end of the phone ...

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EPF

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Dr. Zsuzsanna Király
March 15th in Fairfield, CT

The observance, sponsored jointly by the Pannonia American-Hungarian Club and the United Church of Christ, was held on Sunday, March 13th at the upstairs church hall. Guest Speaker was Dr. Zsuzsanna Király, Leading Consul from New York.

 

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EPF

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Conducting ATM business in Hungarian!!

One of the language options for using citibank’s ATMs is Hungarian!!  CITIBANK does business in more than 160 countries, including Hungary, and you would expect to see this in Budapest—but in Connecticut?  Caution, if you want to make a készpénzfelvétel (ready cash withdrawal), meg kell nyomni a helyes gombokat  (you will have to press the right buttons! 

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Paul Soos

 Magyar News Classics

The music and fame of György Cziffra
The original article was printed in the April 1994 issue of Magyar News. 
 

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 Arts and Culture

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Nyergestető: David vs. Goliath, 1849

The Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1848-49 was remembered in Hungary, the US and wherever Hungarians live – for example, in Transylvania. Perhaps the most evocative such commemoration occured at Nyergestető.

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EPF

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Széchenyi, the Soldier

Although we don’t think of military service in connection with Count Széchenyi István, he had distinguished himself several times by his daring and his diplomatic sense.  This is the fourth in our series commemorating the ”greatest Hungarian” during the 225th anniversary year of his birth.  

 

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Erika Papp Faber

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Tatar Invasions and Fortress Churches

Although some of the defensive walls have been taken down in the course of time, fortress churches still dot the landscape, especially in the area of Transylvania.  They are closely tied to the constant barbarous attacks Hungary had to endure as the ”Bastion of Europe”.

The plaque commemorates several thousand heroic defenders of Bánffyhunyad who died in Tatar invasions of 1241,1600 and 1661. 

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Erika Papp Faber

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The Loving Hungarian Grandfather of Espresso

Who would associate espresso with Hungary?

Believe it or not, the inventor of espresso, Francesco Illy (a.k.a. Illy Ferenc) was Hungarian. 

  

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

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Gundel Palacsinta (Gundel crepes)
It has been an internationally favored dessert of the famous Gundel restaurant in Budapest. See the full story...

 Hungary Past and Present

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László Attila
Olympic Competition for Trades

This biannual international competition for trades is called WorldSkills and a young Hungarian cabinet-maker took home the gold medal in his trade in 2015.  

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

 It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

Kicsi a világ! It’s a Small World!

Hungarian is more than just a ”secret language”, it can also open doors like a secret key...

 

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Judith Eöry Colby

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Andy Grove
Did You Know?…
....this time we welcome some Hungarian successes being born as well as farewells to some famous magyars? See the full story...