*The red star, hated symbol of Communism, was the first thing toppled by the Hungarian people during the Revolution of 1956. This commemorative monument, entitled Star Toppling, was erected in the town of Tököl. While the form if basically that of a star, it also looks like a deformed human being. The artist was Szórádi Zsigmond. Used by permission of Ocsovai András, who posted the photo. See the full story...
Statue of John Capistrano in the Castle District of Buda
Some thoughts on the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Hail to the defeated! See the full story...
Erika Papp Faber
| American-Hungarian Community|
|Október 23.-i ünnepély / October 23rd Observance|
All are invited to join at the 1956 memorial plaque next to Fairfield Town Hall in Fairfield, CT on Sunday, October 20th at 3 PM for the wreath-laying ceremony, followed by a program at the Fairfield Historical Society right behind Town Hall. Refreshments will be served following the program. See the full story...
Zsuzsa Lengyel Recognized for Nurturing Heritage
Consul General István Pásztor and Zsuzsa Lengyel, Associate Webmaster of MNO
At the seventh gathering of AMIT (Amerikai Magyar Iskolák Találkozója – American Hungarian School Meeting) in New York, the Hungarian Consul General István Pásztor presented our Associate Webmaster Zsuzsa Palócz Lengyel with a Certificate of Honor in recognition of her “dedication and commitment” to “preserving and nurturing the values of Hungarian cultural heritage in the United States of America”. See the full story...
Damjanich János was one of the heroes of the 1848 Hungarian uprising against Habsburg rule. On October 6th, 1849 he paid for his bravery by giving his life for the cause, along with 12 other Hungarian officers.
Damjanich János married Emilia Csernovics, my great-aunt, in 1847. Following the death of her husband, she devoted her life to charitable work and lived in Budapest*. After the death of her sister-in-law in 1872, her brother asked that she help him with his two orphaned daughters. Thus, 18-year-old Roxanne and 8-year-old Lara went to live with their aunt in Budapest. Lara Csernovics was my grandmother and she lived with her aunt until her own marriage in 1895.
The following reminiscences of Damjanich János’ life were related by Emilia and recorded in beautiful longhand in a notebook by my grandmother.
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Ilona Jeszenszky Etlényi
|Folksong: A szegedi utca jaj, de sáros|
Before regulation of the Tisza River envisioned and begun by Széchenyi István, Szeged was frequently inundated, most notably in 1879, as mentionedin the above article. That will explain the reason for this folksong.
Folksongs provide many clues not only about the culture, but also about the language. While this one refers to the state of the streets in Szeged before the end of the 1800’s, when the streets were finally paved (see “The Slippers of Szeged” in the October 2011 issue of Magyar News Online), it can also serve to point out some of the intricacies of the Hungarian language. See the full story...
Snapshots: A Small Portrait of the City of Szeged
Town Hall of Szeged
Not many people know that the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 actually began in Szeged, where Hungarian students first stood in solidarity with the students of Poland who were demonstrating against the Polish Communist government. That is why we are presenting this item in this particular issue. But before messengers could announce the news in Budapest, a peaceful demonstration began in the capital as well. When the secret police fired on the crowd later on that day, the Revolution began. See the full story...
Charles Bálintitt Jr.
| It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ|
Did you know ...
Csili Péter with the huge harcsa (catfish) which he caught
... that we have a technological invention that will benefit all who take medicines, as well as a clarification of a historic event, and a true fish story?
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