|Széchenyi and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences|
In this 225th anniversary year of the birth of Count Széchenyi István, we present the fifth of our series on his life and contributions to Hungary. Without his generosity, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences might not have been established as soon as it was. It celebrated its 150th anniversary last year. See the full story...
Erika Papp Faber
| American-Hungarian Community|
Collecting Documentation – the Mikes Program
Mikes Kelemen was the scribe of Prince Rákóczi Ferenc II. After the freedom fight of 1703-1711 was defeated, he followed him into exile in Turkey, where he wrote a series of letters to an imaginary aunt. (His ”Törökországi levelek” – Letters from Turkey – laid the foundation for the writing of Hungarian prose.)
Mikes is the embodiment of the Hungarian exile. It is therefore fitting that the new government program collecting historic documents held by Hungarians abroad be called by his name.
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If you are old enough to remember the Indochina war of the early 1950’s, you probably saw his photographs in Life magazine at the time. Learn more about the man who was perhaps the most famous war photographer. See the full story...
Charles Bálintitt Jr.
| It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ|