"Tibor Eckhardt: His American Years 1941 - 1972," by Katalin Kadar-Lynn, Ph.D., is a detailed history recounting Tibor Eckhardt's last trip to the United States from Hungary in 1941 and his subsequent involuntary exile from his homeland as a result of the Hungarian government's increased alignment with the Axis. Thoroughly researching Eckhardt's American years, with the cooperation of Tibor Eckhardt Jr., Kádár Lynn has uncovered archival material that provides extensive evidence of the wide spread and long lasting communist disinformation campaign against Eckhardt begun in earnest in early 1941,which continued well into the 1960's, of the paid campaign against Eckhardt by the Czech Government in Exile and of that government's link to the Soviet intelligence service. As well as the campaign against him by British Intelligence (Special Operations Executive) in cooperation with the Czech's. It explains Eckhardt's leadership role in the Hungarian exile communities and in the west, as the spokesman for the "country that could no longer speak for itself" first under Nazi control and then under Soviet occupation. It details his involvement with various exile organizations, first the Free Hungary Movement during WWII and then various Cold War organizations such as the Hungarian National Council, Assembly of Captive Europe Nations as well as the leadership of First Aid for Hungary the first response organization Eckhardt founded to meet the needs of the refugees of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Buy it now on the AHF Amazon Store!
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Who is Katalin Kádár
Dr. Katalin Kadar Lynn is an AHF Kovats Circle member. She was born in Budapest of Hungarian parentage and emigrated with her family
to Germany at the end of WWII and then came to the US as part of the Displaced
Persons immigration program. She was educated in the United States (BA
from the University of Colorado and an MLA from Washington University
in St. Louis, MO). After a long career in the world of business, including
a stint as a business professor at Lindenwood University in St. Charles,
MO, she returned to graduate school to obtain a PhD at ELTE in Budapest which she received with honors.
Her area of specialization is 20th century history, with an emphasis on
WWII, the Cold War, United States – East European political relations
and Émigré Political Movements. Since she returned to graduate
school to pursue her doctorate she had several research papers published
both here and in Hungary. Her dissertation topic was “Tibor Eckhardt
his American Years 1941-1972” published
by L’Harmattan Press, Paris and Budapest in Hungarian
and in English by East European Monographs, Boulder and distributed by
Columbia University Press. The Introduction to her book on Tibor Eckhardt
with personal reminiscences about him, was graciously written by Dr. Otto
von Habsburg, a friend of long standing of Tibor Eckhardt. She also edited
the posthumously published autobiography of Tibor Eckhardt (Tibor Eckhardt
in his own words) published in June 2005 by East European Monographs and
Columbia University Press for which the Introduction was written by the
distinguished, Dr. Ottó Hámos, President of the American
Hungarian Library and Historical Society in New York.
Previously unpublished archival material on Tibor Eckhardt was supplied
to her by his family both in the United States and in Europe and she had
the full cooperation of his son Tibor Eckhardt Jr. in her work.
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