AHF eNews, May-June 2010 [Download the PDF]
6/3/2010 - The 90th Anniversary of Hungary's Dismemberment: Hungary declares June 4th "Day of National Unity," AHF issues statement emphasizing the effects of Trianon today: "Trianon is not only tragic history, it is a lingering tragedy which continues to affect the Hungarian minorities and historical communities living in the states neighboring Hungary even today." [read more]
6/3/2010 - The American Hungarian Federation issues statement Supporting Hungarian Dual Citizenship Law, Rebukes Unjustified and Baseless Criticism: "Slovakia, home to more than 500,000 ethnic Hungarians (10% of the population), has condemned this law. The Slovak condemnation is hypocritical, unjustifiable, and only consistent with the pattern of xenophobia and scapegoating for political expediency." [read more]
5/27/2010 - Hungary grants citizenship to Hungarians living in historic ethnic Hungarian communities across the present-day borders. The American Hungarian Federation has long called for such a measure and feels that all Hungarians should have the right to claim citizenship. The law restores rights to millions of ethnic Hungarians that were stripped of their right to citizenship by the communist regimes. Slovakia protests. [read more]
5/11/2010 - "Meggyőzni Washingtont..." American Hungarian Federation president calls for even-handedness in media coverage on Hungary in Heti Válasz interview following Fidesz's landslide victory in recently held parliamentary elections. "Miben tudna segíteni az amerikai magyar emigráció az óhazának, amikor a jobbközép győzelmét ismét fanyalogva fogadja az amerikai sajtó?" [tovább]
4/16/2010 - AHF Congratulates Hungary on Successful First-Round Elections... The Federation wishes the new government the best in achieving democratic ideals, promoting genuine and mutually beneficial trans-Atlantic relations, restoring moral values, eliminating the massive corruption, revitalizing the country’s economy and supporting the rights of the Hungarian minorities living in countries bordering Hungary. These are the very values the Federation has consistently and publicly supported. [read more] [tovább]
4/7/2010 -- AHF article on Autonomy for Romania's Hungarian Communities published in Foreign Policy Review...The article entitled, "Autonomy: The Path to Democracy and Stability in Romania," makes a compelling case for the recognition of autonomy as a means of strengthening democracy and stability in Romania. It also argues that the US and Europe should support autonomy for ethnic groups. [read more]
4/2/2010 - American Hungarian Federation Co-Sponsors Screening of “The Soviet Story...” a riveting film that tells the story of the Soviet regime and its unspeakable crimes, such as the Great Famine in Ukraine, the Katyn massacre and the medical experiments in the Gulag. The film also describes the collaboration between Stalin’s Soviet Union and Hitler’s Nazi Germany up until the time Germany invaded the Soviet Union, a collaboration often ignored or forgotten. [read more] and [buy it now] on our Amazon Store!
Continuing News: AHF continues call for support of a 1956 Statue for the Nation's Capital...AHF's 1956 Commemoration Committee is seeking your help to erect a statue in Washington, D.C. devoted to the heroes of the Hungarian Revolution. The AHF plan calls for an actual-size statue to be placed prominently in Washington while we raise funds for its bronze replacement. Seen here with his prototype design is renowned sculptor Gyuri Hollosy, who was responsible for the Boston Liberty Square memorial. At the recent Capitol Reception honoring 1848, Congressman Tom Lantos mentioned his intent to place a 1956 memorial in Washington. We must ensure this remarkable design is selected! [read more]
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The latest member books added:
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Rebecca McEldowney's "Soul of Flesh: A Novel of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution" [read more]
Dr. Katalin Kadar Lynn's "Tibor Eckhardt in His Own Words: An Autobiography" [read more]
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FELHÍVÁS! AHF DISASTER RELIEF FUND ACTIVATED! State of Emergency declated due to Devastating Flooding in Hungary - Help now! The American Hungarian Federation is joining forces with its sister organization in Hungary, the Amerikai Magyar Klub, under its "Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Közhasznú Alapítvány," to raise funds to help families affected by devastating flooding. Hungary NEEDS YOUR HELP! Father Bojte Csaba joined the effort and targeted funds raised by the Csíksomlyói pünkösdi búcsú to help flood victims! Do your part and and add your name to the Wall of Honor and
6/5/2010, New Brunswick, NJ:
6/20/2010, Cleveland, OH: 2nd Annual Great International Goulash (Gulyás) Cookoff to benefit the Hungarian Cultural Garden of Cleveland.Sunday, June 20, 2010, 12 noon - 5:00 pm
New Book: "The Kingdom of Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy in the Sixteenth Century," by Dr. Géza Pálffy. from the author: "két esztendő fordítási és nyomdai munkálatait követően megjelent másfél évtizedes kutatásaim alapján írott, angol nyelvű, összegző monográfiám a 16. századi Magyar Királyság történetéről."
"Justice for Hungary" - a historic flightcalling attention to the tragic Treaty of Trianon. In 1931, papers all over the world reported on the front page that two Hungarian pilots, Alexander Magyar and George Endresz (Endres), had crossed the Atlantic Ocean from the United States to Hungary in a Lockheed-Sirius airplane named "Justice for Hungary." The flight was intended to call attention to the dismemberment of Hungary after World War I. It marked the first time that an airplane crossing the ocean had radio contact both with the starting and landing aerodromes. It was also the first time such a flight was used for political purposes. [read more]
The Honorable Helen M. (Ilona) Szablya is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Hungary for the States of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho based in Seattle. Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, she is an award-winning author, columnist, translator, lecturer, and publisher. The number of her English language publications exceeds 700 and some, such as "The Fall of the Red Star," an award-winning story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution through the eyes of an "illegal" boy scout troop, are available on the AHF Store. Read [more about her] and buy her books on the AHF Store
AHF has begun featuring articles written by distinguished AHF members. AHF encourages all members to submit scholarly essays, books, and other materials which will be featured on our Publications page. 1956 Revolution-related materials are featured on www.hungary1956.com
The current selection is Banjin, the latest novel by acclaimed Emmy nominated cinematographer Andrew Laszlo... One reader wote: "BANJIN picks up more than 200 years after Shogun. The year is 1843. Another shipwreck. A Japanese boy, Masahiro, is blown in storm away from his village to a desolate island, rescued by American whalers and brought to New Bedford, Massachusetts in a voyage that would make Conrad, Melville or Dana proud. As John Mong, the boy is well educated at Exeter, advises Congress, goes back to sea, joins the Gold Rush in California, and returns home to Japan. He becomes Lord Tanaka Masahiro, and helps open Japan to the west as a leading character in the Meiji Restoration.
Zala Springs Resort
Susanna (Zsuzsanna) Lápossy is a Freedom Circle Member of the
American Hungarian Federation. Her book, the first part of
a trilogy entitled "Life behind the iron curtain" contains
lesser-known facts about 20th century Hungary as seen through a middle-class
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