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“Let there be Peace, Liberty and Harmony.”
“Let there be Peace, Liberty and Harmony.”

This was the heading of the 12 demands published by the youth of Pest-Buda [1] on March 15th, 1848, summarizing the essence of what the Hungarian people wanted after centuries of Austrian Habsburg rule.


[1] The two parts pof the city were united only in 1873.

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Another “Youth of March”: Pálffy Albert

Pálffy Albert
Another “Youth of March”: Pálffy Albert

Everyone knows that the Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1848-49 was sparked by Petőfi Sándor and his recitation of “Talpra, magyar!”  But there were a number of other young men in Petőfi’s circle (known as the “Youth of March”) who, though not as well known, were just as enthusiastic in their patriotism.  Here we look at one of them.

 

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Karolina Tima Szabó