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Mága Zoltán at Carnegie Hall
Mága Zoltán at Carnegie Hall
Zoltán Mága and the Budapest Gypsy Virtuosi will be performing in Carnegie Hall on April 11th. See the full story...

Florence Baker, a Nearly Forgotten Hungarian Explorer

Florence, Lady Baker
Florence Baker, a Nearly Forgotten Hungarian Explorer

Florence, Lady Baker or Barbara Szasz; Maria Freiin von Sass; Barbara Szasz, Barbara Maria Szasz, Sass Flóra  (August 6, 1841-March 11, 1916), was a Hungarian-British explorer.  Born in Nagyenyed, Háromszék, Transylvania (then Austro-Hungarian Empire), she became an orphan and was sold as a slave to Samuel Baker.  Together they went on a four year expedition to search for the source of the Nile and discovered Lake Albert.  When they returned to Baker’s home in England they married in 1864, Sam  was knighted by Queen Victoria the following year and she became Lady Baker.  In 1869, she returned to Africa with her husband to put down the slave trade.  They both retired and died in Devon, England.  This is her life story in a nutshell.

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Éva Wajda

Pécs Mammoth Exhibit Opens

Two mammoths at the Buda Mammut mall
Pécs Mammoth Exhibit Opens

Remains of a mammoth discovered in a sand pit at Pécsbányatelep in 1928 will go on exhibit at the Janus Pannonius Museum in Pécs on March 1st this year. It will be open to visitors until May 30th.

 

 

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Perczel Miklós - Fought for Freedom on Two Continents

Bonyhádi Perczel Miklós
Perczel Miklós - Fought for Freedom on Two Continents

The thirst for freedom is unquenchable, and many have fought untiringly to achieve and preserve that freedom.  As we commemorate the outbreak of the 1848-49 Revolution and Freedom Fight this month, let us look at one of the leading men who took part in that fight – and could not stop  battling for freedom.

After the Hungarian Freedom Fight was put down by the Habsburgs with Russian help, many officers escaped retribution by coming to the United States. When a dozen years later the Civil War broke out in America, a good number of them took part in it, mostly on the side of the North.  Among them was Perczel Miklós, known here as Nicholas Perczel. This is his story in brief.

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Some Like it Hot
Some Like it Hot

Believe it or not, but “Some Like It Hot”, that unforgettable comedy was originally a Hungarian movie! Read on to find out how it happened.

 

 

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

Fish in Wine

With Lent starting on March 6th this nyear, here is an easy lenten recipe.

 

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