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Hungary Past and Present

Snapshots: A Small Portrait of the City of Szeged

Town Hall of Szeged
Snapshots: A Small Portrait of the City 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.   

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The Martyrs of Arad - Marking the 170th Anniversary

Nagysándor János
The Martyrs of Arad - Marking the 170th Anniversary

On October 6th, a plaque honoring the 13 Martyrs of Arad will be unveiled and blessed at Nagysándor János utca in Pest, marking the 170th anniversary of their execution by the Austrians. 

 

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