We wish all our kind readers a very blessed Christmas!
Áldásos karácsonyi ünnepeket kivánunk minden kedves Olvasónknak!
Obviously written by a post-World War II emigré (the date is the giveaway), the ending of this poem reflects the hopeless outlook of that group of refugees at the time.
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| American-Hungarian Community|
|New Year`s Eve Celebration|
See out the Old Year and see in the New! The Calvin United Church of Christ of Fairfield, CT is having a New Year's Eve celebration, starting at 7:30 PM. Buffet and DJ provided. Tickets: $70. Have fun! See the full story...
Count Széchenyi István – Reformer with a Lasting Legacy
Gróf Széchenyi István
That Budapest became “the pearl of the Danube” is due to a great extent to the vision of Count Széchenyi István, the 225th anniversary of whose birth we have been celebrating this past year. Implementing his all-encompassing ideas for reform put Hungary on the fast track for economic and social development in the 19th century, helping the country to catch up to its European neighbors. His imprint can be found all over the Hungarian capital to this day. Here is the last in our series on this outstanding statesman, closing out this anniversary year. . See the full story...
Erika Papp Faber
|A Forgotten Story of World War I|
Most of the estimated 80,000 – 100,000 Hungarians who became prisoners of war in Russia in the First World War returned home when they were released. It is not commonly known, however, that some opted to stay, including three men from Nagykőrös. Here is the story of one of them who returned only much later, as related by his son. It has been culled from Tóth Barna's interview, as it appeared in the Nagykőrös Kalendárium of 2010.
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Tóth Barna, as excerpted by EPF
| It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ|
It's a small world / Kicsi a világ
Nationality, identity; we all have one. Those born and raised in one nation, never leaving to start a new life anywhere else, can have no choice when considering their nationality. But for those like myself, who left the country of their birth to become citizens of another land, the choice exists. Am I Australian, which is the nationality on my passport, or am I Hungarian, the land of my birth? See the full story...