AHF eNews UPDATE, June 2010 [Download the PDF]
6/9/2010 - AHF Condemns Stalin Bust at National D-Day Memorial. "The Foundation’s decision to include, in the last minute, a bust of the tyrannical murderer Josef Stalin is deeply disturbing and is incompatible with the stated goals of the Foundation. To include a man who murdered more people than Hitler and the Nazis and began the Cold War is insulting to “those who answer duty’s call” and “paid, and still pay, for freedom...
The American Hungarian Federation, with its legacy of supporting liberty and human rights, cannot remain silent. We respectfully ask the National D-Day Memorial Foundation to remove the Stalin Bust. Stalin’s is not a legacy to be honored and has no place on hallowed ground. [read more]
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]
6/10/2010: Update: AHF's Geza Cseri's [Letter to the Editor published in the Washington Times] "Maybe it is Time for a Danubean / Carpathian Federation." [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]
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 UPDATE!Devastating Flooding in Hungary - IT'S NOT OVER!! The American Hungarian Federation is joining forces with its sister organization in Hungary, the Amerikai Magyar Klub, under its "Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Közhasznú Alapítvány," (AMKA) to raise funds to help families affected by devastating flooding.
Since activating the Fund a week ago, AHF has already raised $5,000.00 and AMKA tens of thousands of dollars worth of goods and services from numerous Hungarian firms. Distribution has already started. Father Bojte Csaba joined the effort and targeted funds raised by the Csíksomlyói pünkösdi búcsú to help flood victims. Hungarian Americans and AHF members are working across the country to seek your donations. Do your part and and add your name to the Wall of Honor. [DONATE NOW]
6/12 - 6/13/2010, San Francisco, CA: Esterlánc Folk Ensemble from Transylvania at the
2010 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
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
7/9/2010, Washington, DC: Üsztürü Hungarian Folk Ensemble - Come to an evening of authentic village music of Transylvania and Hungary. Táncház and dance teaching to follow.
7:30 pm, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church at 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. Tickets: $20.- Discount for students and families!!! With questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Habakkuk to SARA: A memoir of the Reverend Stephen Szilagyi and his Founding of the SARA Ministry. A boy with a crooked back on a Hungarian street corner inspires the founding of the SARA Ministry. SARA is a Christian ministry
offering medical assistance to improve lives around the world. From humble
beginnings, SARA has distributed millions of dollars in medical supplies,
services, and medical care, establishing a network of doctors and suppliers
ready to assist the needy.
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