The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was successful for a few days in October, but November brought back the Russian tanks and the total suppression of hard-won freedom. This poem deals with the somberness of the month. See the full story...
Zas (Szász) Lóránt
New ’56 Memorial in New York
"Dedicated in grateful remembrance of the fallen heroes of the Hungarian Revolution, who gave their lives for freedom from Communist dictatorship in the autumn of 1956"
Memorials honoring the Freedom Fighters of 1956 have been erected in many cities. But until now, there has not been one in what some people consider the center of the world, New York City. One has finally been presented to the public on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. See the full story...
|Iron Curtain Memorial|
This past summer, our Webmaster, Karolina Tima Szabo visited the Iron Curtain Memorial at Hegykő. The visitor can see a guard tower that had been manned 24/7, and the barbed wire which had sealed off Hungary from the West for 41 years. Here we have transcribed the four English explanatory tablets set up for visitors to the site. See the full story...
| American-Hungarian Community|
Széchenyi: Sad End of the Great Visionary
Széchenyi at Döbling
In this, the tenth article on Count Széchenyi István, commemorating the 225th anniversary of his birth, we look at the end of his political career, his confinement to a mental institution, and the circumstances of his death. Next month we will conclude our series with an overview of his life and work. See the full story...
Erika Papp Faber
The Hungarian State Theatre of Kolozsvár
Under the Habsburg regime, only German language theatrical performances were permitted in Hungary. With the awakening of national consciousness towards the end of the 18th century, traveling theatre companies sprang up, offering amateur productions, but in the language of the people. (Petőfi had joined one such troupe for a while.)
In Kolozsvár, Transylvania, a German theater company was established in 1788, even though Germans accounted for a mere 10 percent of the population. So it was an important step when, in 1792, the Hungarian State Theatre of Kolozsvár was formed. Here is its story. See the full story...
Charles Bálintitt, Jr.
|Animal References – 2|
As we mentioned previously, Hungarian often makes reference to animals in words and expressions that may have nothing to do with the named critters. Her are some more.
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Erika Papp Faber and Olga Vállay Szokolay
| It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ|
|Did you know...|
...that our ”chimney cake” is becoming popular around the world? Or that the designer of the Atlanta Falcons’ statue is a Hungarian? Read about these and other items here. See the full story...