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10/21/2006 - 1956 - 2006: San Diego House of Hungary 50th Anniversary Dinner.. San Diego's House of Hungary will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and sponsor a dinner with the "Carpathian Folk Band" on Saturday, Octrober 21st at 4 pm at the St. George Church’s Reception Hall (3025 Denver St., San Diego, 92117). The Guest speaker is Ferenc Bösenbacher General Consul to the Republic of Hungary.

Menu: fried crepes with meat and/or mushroom filling, mashed potatoes and French salad, dessert: krémes. Refreshments and alcoholic beverages available.

Directions: exit I-5 at Clairemont Dr. to the East and turn left on Denver Street.

The event is free for our members, guest tickets are $30. Seating is limited; please, make reservations immediately with Louis Mesaros at 858-487-3058. More information on the San Diego Hungarian House's [official website]

"Torn from the Flag." AHF is proud to support the "Torn from the Flag" project. This new documentary film produced by AHF member Klaudia Kovacs about the significant international consequences and participants of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This very event was the first indicator of the future downfall of communism, later political and economic rearrangement of the world, and had important effects on the Cold War. This event was so important that the United Nations kept the “Hungarian Question” on its agenda until 1962. [read more]


7/10/2005 - "Torn from the Flag" documentary completes US Shoot and continues to make progress! Despite no fundraising events this quarter, the project continued receiving donations. Though over $300,000 has been raised, there is still $200,000 to go! Seen here after her interview with Henry Kissinger in New York (photo by Gabriella Gyorffy), Producer and AHF member Klaudia Kovacs reports:

  • With Vilmos Zsigmond’s belief in the project and his enthusiastic recommendation, we were accepted into Panavision’s Young Filmmaker’s Program.
  • 100% of the U.S. shoot is complete - proceeding with the filming planned in Europe.

Support the project
to ensure its completion for the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution. You can also donate stock!

[Read more about this amazing project] or see [Klaudia's official site]

Are you or your organization planning an event for the 50th Anniversary of 1956? AHF is calling on all local organizations to coordinate efforts to ensure that this important event receives national and worldwide attention.

Member organizations receive publicity on the AHF Website and eNewsletters. Importantly, AHF can serve as a central information resource for all.

All are invited to help both local organizations and AHF in its own efforts at commemorating 1956 in the Nation's Capital!

AHF needs volunteers and funds to make our bold
and far-reaching goals a reality...
Join AHF and help us coordinate events around the nation and the world. Contact or click the image below to Contribute or join online!

(You do not need to become a member to donate. The American Hungarian Federation is a tax-exempt 501c(3) organization.)

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