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AHF eNews, January - September 2012
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London 2012 saw Hungary repeat its historic Olympic excellence.Some have called Hungary's 2012 Olympic performance a "miracle," but in reality, the miracle has been Hungary's historic performance since 1896. Hungary's 17 medals and incredible 8th ranking in total Gold in London is exemplary of where Hungary has been for the last century! Hungary ranked 5th in Gold per Capita!
As we celebrate the Spirit of the Games and the success of Hungary and all the Olympic athletes and express our gratitiude for their excellence and to their families who have sacrificed so much, we also also take the opportunity to congratulate Hungarian-Americans Rebecca Soni (Sőni) (2 Golds and a Silver with 2 World Records) and Susan (Zsuzsanna) Francia (Gold Medalist and 5-time World Champion!), and Julie Zetlin, (the United States’ only representative forRhythmic gymnastics and the first and only rhythmic gymnast to qualify from the United States since 2004) on their fantastic London 2012 performances for the United States! We also congratulate the Hungarian Paralympians who earned an additional 14 medals (2 gold, 6 Silver, and 6 Bronze!)
As of 2012, Hungary Ranks 8th in Gold Medals! More than Russia, Australia and Japan! Hungary also Ranks 8th Overall! More than China, more than Russia! [read more] on Bryan Dawson's "Nobel Prize Winners and Famous Hungarians."
8/21/2012 - AHF sends letter to Romanian Ambassador and Chairmen of the US Helsinki Commission regarding the Szekely-Miko Case: AHF is "deeply concerned that the prosecution of former state secretary Attila Marko, Silviu Vlim and Tamas Marosan in connection with the restitution to the Reformed Diocese of
8/31/2012 -Amerikai magyarok is tiltakoznak a Mikó Kollégium ügyében: „A magyar kisebbség érthető okok miatt nem csupán egy restitúciós problémát lát a sepsiszentgyörgyi Mikó Kollégium ügyében, hanem egy közösség elleni célirányos tevékenységet, az intolerancia, diszkrimináció megnyilvánulását. A bigottság, az intolerancia a demokráciában hívő emberek meggyalázása, és sérti a nyugati értékeket, normákat” [tovább]
22.08.2012 -Indokolatlannak tartja a sepsiszentgyörgyi Székely Mikó Kollégium restitúciója ügyében érintett személyek elleni bűnvádi eljárást az Amerikai Magyar Szövetség (AMSZ). Tízezres nagyságrendben várnak tüntetőket Sepsiszentgyörgyre a Székely Mikó Kollégium visszaállamosítása elleni tüntetésre szeptember elsején. [tovább]
7/17/2012 - AHF releases statement, "Romania: Reversing Lawful Church Property Restitution, Through Criminal Prosecution." AHF is deeply concerned that the prosecution of former state secretary Attila Marko, Silviu Vlim and Tamas Marosan in connection with the restitution to the Reformed Diocese of Transylvania of the Szekely Miko Evangelical Reformed College (“MEC”) is a baseless and blatant attempt by the authorities to further stall and reverse the lawful restitution of church properties seized by the communists. [read more]
17.07.2012 - Aggódik az Amerikai Magyar Szövetség a Székely Mikó Kollégium ügye miatt. [tovább]
18.07.2012 - Mikó ügy: tisztességes és gyors restitúciót akar az Amerikai Magyar Szövetség [tovább]
6/8/2012 - Hungarian Review publishes article, "The Soldier Who Saved the Lives of Budapest's Jews: Col. Ferenc Koszorus." The courageous intervention of Col. Ferenc Koszorus and his loyal First Armored Division on July 6, 1944 blocked the deportation of the more than 250,000 Jews of Budapest. [read more]
6/12/2012 - In a related story, Heti Valasz publishes: "Emlékezzünk a magyar hősökre is! A Wallenberg-év lehetőségei": Mindent el kell követni, hogy Kelet-Európa valós második világháborús szerepe rögzüljön a nyugati és az amerikai köztudatban. [tovább]
5/29/2012 - AHF participates in drafting CEEC Policy Brief on minority rights and NATO expansion and issues multiple action alerts including: Supporting S. 2177, the NATO Enhancement Act, introduced by Sen. Richard Lugar to encourage further enlargement of NATO and to deepen U.S. strategic partnerships with NATO allies. [read more]
5/22/2012 - AHF Co-President Gyula Balogh joins US Ambassador Kounalakis in laying wreath on the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Col. Commandant Michael Kovats de Fabricy. US Ambassador to Hungary, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, spoke at the May 11th event, held in Col. Kovats' birthplace, Karcag. Kovats is considered a Founding Father of the US Cavalry who gave his life in the American War for Independence while leading the Continental Army cavalry he had trained in Hungarian hussar tactics against a British siege of Charleston. [read more]
5/12/2012 - AHF's AMOKA program Donates Laptops to Zalabér Elementary School. Erika Fedor, AHF Social Committee Chair, presented the laptops to Albert Kiss, principal of the Zalaber Middle School. The donation is part of the "Classrooms of Tomorrow" project that bridges Hungarian students in Zalaber with American counterparts at McIntosh Middle School in Sarasota, Florida. The program's objective is to have students in Hungary work directly on scientific and agricultural topics with their US counterparts via teleconferencing. [read more]
5/11/2012 - Budapest conference to mark 90th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Hungary and the USLecturers at the May 9th conference included US political scientist Prof. Andrew Ludanyi, member of the AHF International Affairs Committee, as well as Katrina Lantos Swett, president and CEO of the Tom Lantos Institute. The conference was concluded with speeches by Hungarian Ambassador to the US Gyorgy Szapary and US Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis. [read more]
5/1/2012 -The 7th Annual Hungarian Charity Ball raises funds for worthy causes...The annual Jótékonysági Est (Benefit Event) is sponsored by the American Hungarian Federation and the Hungarian Scouts of Washington. This year, the Ball supported a very unique educational program promoting scholarly exchange between middle-school students in Sarasota, Florida, and Zalaber in Hungary. This year's event was held in the Ballroom of the Sheraton Premier in Tyson's Corner. [read more]
4/16/2012 -Holocaust Memorial Month - Raoul Wallenberg Remembered on Capitol Hill. U.S. Congressman Harris recalls Col. Ferenc Koszorus, Sr., Hero of the Holocaust. AHF honors the millions of lives lost and the untold suffering caused by Nazism and Communism. Hungarian Deputy State Secretary Gergely Prőhle, Members of Congress, the Lantos family, Embassies, AHF representatives, and friends of Hungary gathered in the Capitol to pay tribute to Wallenberg. [read more]
3/11/2012 - AHF commemorates Hungarian National Day and the 1848 War of Independence. The commemoration emphasized Hungary's revered history of standing up for freedom and liberty against great odds, including in 1848 – 1849, and urged that this history not be defamed through political expediency. Bryan Dawson, AHF Executive Chairman, delivered the 2012 Keynote Address entitled, "Novus Scotus Viator: A Case for a Kossuth-style Worldview in 2012." [read more]
3/5/2012 - AHF has Follow-Up Capitol Hill Meeting on Recent Congressional Trip to Hungary and Slovakia. Prior to the delegation’s trip the Federation submitted background information on Hungary and Slovakia to the CODEL. “At a time when there is considerable misinformation being disseminated about Hungary and so little known about the discrimination against the Hungarian minority in Slovakia, we believe such fact-finding missions are most useful, welcome and greatly appreciated,” said Mr. Koszorus. [read more]
2/17/2012 - AHF briefs top professional staff advisor to Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia on the eve of congressional delegation (CODEL) trip to Hungary and Slovakia. The Federation submitted a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member along with significant background materials on Hungary and Slovakia and called their attention to recent harsh and often politically motivated and unfair criticism of Hungary and the anti-Hungarian attitudes, policies and practices in Slovakia [read more] and join the discussion on Politics.hu!
1/24/2012 - AHF reacts to what it sees as politically motivated, unmerited, biased criticism of Hungary. "...the Federation urges and calls for objectivity and evenhandedness bereft of partisan politics when judgments are made about the state of democracy in Hungary and the region. Hungary has a revered history of standing up for freedom against great odds, and it is not to be defamed through political expediency." [read more]
Featured Books & Articles
AHF presents articles written by distinguished AHF members. AHF encourages all members to submit scholarly essays, books, and other materials which will be featured on ourPublications page. 1956 Revolution-related materials are featured onwww.hungary1956.com
T. Zane Reeves: "Shoes Along the Danube." Based on a true story, this amazing book follows the lives of two extended Hungarian families, the Rézlers and the Földes, one gentile and the other Jewish, through three decades. The story begins in pre-World War II Budapest, as increasing fascism and anti-Semitism lead Hungary to become an ally of Germany. In 1944, Germany invades Hungary to exterminate Europe’s last remaining group of Jews at the infamous Auschwitz death camp. The story builds through the siege of Budapest, the Russian occupation of Hungary, and separation by exile. It includes the story of Col. Ferenc Koszorus and the battle against Nazi forces. Buy [his books] and other products on the AHF Amazon Store
[read more] about Zane and "Shoes Along the Danube"
Through an American Lens, Hungary, 1938: Photographs of Margaret Bourke-White. Kadar Lynn's recently discovered a treasure trove of mostly unpublished photographs taken during the artist's month-long trip to Hungary in 1938 by Life Magazine's most renowned photojournalist, Margaret Bourke-White. The photographs not only furnish us with a look at pre-WWII Hungary and its people, but because Bourke-White took unsentimental portraits of the major political figures in Hungary, from the far right to the far left, Communists, Fascists, Socialists, Social Democrats, Smallholders, as well as the primary government officials, it provides us with an insight into these individuals and history provides us with the consequences of their actions. Purchase this book on [read more]
Hungary in World War II: Caught in the Cauldron by Deborah Cornelius, Fordham University Press, New York, 2011. Csaba Zoltani writes: "Deborah Cornelius’ Hungary in World War II: Caught in the Cauldron (Fordham University Press, New York 2011) gives an excellent overview of the events leading up to and the horrendous events of World War II in Hungary. The effect of the Treaty of Trianon, that without plebiscites, truncated Hungary and deprived it of its natural resources and forced a sizeable portion of its population to live under alien jurisdiction, set the political and sociological climate in Hungary from the 1920's on. Cornelius gives an excellent overview of the readjustment that expressed itself in the politics and led to the belief that revision of the treaty was only possible through German intervention." [read more] Buy it now on AHF's Amazon Store!
New Zsuzsa Hanto, book published: "Kitiltott Családok" (Banished families. Communist repression of "class enemies" in Hungary) Hantó Zsuzsa az elszenvedők és visszaemlékezők emlékeit is magában foglaló könyv történész szerzője nem kevesebbre vállalkozik, mint az 1950-ben és 1951-ben vidékről és Budapestről a kommunista rezsin által kitelepített, kitiltott családok szenvedéseit, megpróbáltatásait, nem egyszer pusztulását mutatja be. [tovább]
Tokaji Wine: Fame, Fate, Tradition: A Journey into Tokaji Wine History - By AHF's Miles Lambert-Gocs. This is a book that Wine Spectator called "the most comprehensive reference book on Tokaji available in the English language."
How did a wine from a remote corner of Europe gain unparalleled fame worldwide? This is the central question answered on virtually every page ofTokaji Wine: Fame, Fate, Tradition, a new book that promises to be a touchstone for all future writing on Tokaji. The world's first botrytis wine, Hungary's Tokaji won an enviable reputation centuries ago. But never before have the development of its winetypes and the story of its ups and downs in fame and prestige been presented so fully in English. [read more] or Buy his books now on the AHF Amazon Store
Scarlett Antaloczy's "FREEDOM ’56: True Stories of the Hungarian Revolution"... is a timely compilation of true accounts of the Hungarian freedom fight of 1956. What started out as a personal family tribute to Scarlett’s parents blossomed into a worldwide journey leading to a host of discoveries and the posing of serious questions about civilization, global domination and political agendas. FREEDOM ’56 is derived from a wealth of interviews and submissions of first-hand information from survivors and friends of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 against the Soviet occupation and the Hungarian Communist party. These are the personal experiences and reflections of individual contributors, from all walks of life and from all over the world, who looked back across more than fifty years of history to share their still-vivid memories of the Revolution with readers of FREEDOM ’56. [read more] and Buy her book nowon the AHF Amazon Store
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More member books on AHF's Amazon Store:
Miles Lambert-Gocs: "Tokaji Wine: Fame, Fate, Tradition: A Journey into Tokaji Wine History." Wine Spectator called it "the most comprehensive reference book on Tokaji available in the English language." [read more] and Buy his books now on the AHF Amazon Store
"The Porcelain Figurine" (A Porcelánbaba) by Eva Mecs. [read more] and Buy her book now on the AHF Amazon Store
Kitty Gogins: "My flag Grew Stars" by [Read more] about the book or purchase the book on
Lapossy, Susanna (Zsuzsanna):
Life Behind the Iron Curtain. [Read more] about thebook or purchase the book on
Simon, Paul M: "The Old lady and the Fawn," the first bilingual edition of "Öreg néne ozikéje" (Hungarian)
Order now at Simpa Books
Professor Peter Hargitai'sDaughter of the Revolution: A Novel (2006 - A story of a brave freedom fighter - a 14 year-old girl) [read more]
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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Looking Back: AHF History
"Justice for Hungary..."
an historic flight. 1931 newspapers around 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 at the Treaty of Trianon after World War I. It was a spectacular success. On July 15, 1931, the trans-Oceanic flight left Harbor-Grace for Budapest on a non-stop flight of twenty-six hours. The historic flight took 26 hours and 20 minutes (Charles Lindbergh's flight in 1927 took six hours longer) and 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. The pilots were received as heroes in Budapest. [read more]
AHF Members' Corner
Liz (Szabo) Vos
Magyar Marketing(originally based in Youngstown, OH) was founded in 1988 by Elizabeth A. Szabo in response to requests of Hungarians in the US interested in preserving and sharing their Hungarian heritage with their friends and family. Over the years, Elizabeth A. Szabo (Liz's mom) patiently developedMagyar Marketing into a connecting point for Hungarians all over the US for Hungarian foods, recipes, encouragement, and unique gifts with Hungarian themes. Although Elizabeth passed away in 2008, Liz and her family have continued the business and are committed to helping you discover, celebrate, and share your Hungarian heritage in a variety of ways.
Please check her website atwww.magyarmarketing.comwhich shows their product line as well as information and ideas about how you can continue a Hungarian influence in the future generations of your family. Liz is the second generation to be born in the US (most of her grandparents came from Hungary in the early 1900s) and lives in Evansville, IN with her husband and four children. Sign up now to receive a catalog of all her great Hungarian-themed products in the mail and her monthly e-newsletter. [see all Featured Members]
AHF Book Highlights & Reviews
AHF presents articles written by distinguished AHF members. AHF encourages all members to submit scholarly essays, books, and other materials which will be featured on our Publicationspage. 1956 Revolution-related materials are featured onwww.hungary1956.com
Tokaji Wine: Fame, Fate, Tradition: A Journey into Tokaji Wine History -a book that Wine Spectator called "the most comprehensive reference book on Tokaji available in the English language."
How did a wine from a remote corner of Europe gain unparalleled fame worldwide? This is the central question answered on virtually every page ofTokaji Wine: Fame, Fate, Tradition, a new book that promises to be a touchstone for all future writing on Tokaji. The world's first botrytis wine, Hungary's Tokaji won an enviable reputation centuries ago. But never before have the development of its winetypes and the story of its ups and downs in fame and prestige been presented so fully in English. [read more] and Buy his books now on the AHF Amazon Store
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Magyar Picnic!2:00 - 6:00pm or Dusk
Rock Creek Park Grove 1
Held Rain or Shine! Covered Area!
(Corner of Tilden and Shoemaker, Metro accessible)... Join us for an afternoon of fun, food, and music. (If you would like to play soccer or volleyball, please dress appropriately). For more information or if you are interested in helping, email firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
The picnic is free but your tax-deductible contribution is welcome. This will guarantee the expenses of the following picnic. Everything is provided, just come and enjoy! Suggested donations: $5 per person, less if you have a large family. Checks payable to AHEA (American Hungarian Educators' Association) can be dropped in the box at the picnic or sent to: AHEA Picnic
4515 Willard Ave #2210
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
October 5-7: Sarasota, FL
6th Hungarian FestivalThe popular festival returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds (3000 Ringling Blvd.) on October 5 through 7. Organized by the Hungarian Global Friendship Foundation and supported by the Sarasota's Kossuth Club who plan to have a booth to sell books for the benefit of its scholarship fund. Donations are tax deductible. Please call Board member Julia Borsos (941-896-6097) to donate books! More information:Global Friendship Foundation
New Brunswick, NJ
Hungarian American Athletic Club, Szüreti Bal / Harvest Ball... Szeretettel hívunk mindenkit, jöjjön el családjával és barátjaival
Izletes magyaros Vacsora, hagyományos szüreti felvonulás és mûsor: Zenét Papp Tivadar
és Zenekara Szolgáltatja
Tagoknak ...$30..Adomány ...$35
Ifjúság 10-16 éves......$15
[Reservations and More Information]
October 18: Sarasota, FL
Generations grew up since that October day in 1956 when Hungarians rose as one against the occupying forces of the Soviet Union and the Communist terror regime imposed on the people. Those of us who were present that day and during the ensuing twelve days of freedom remember and try to remind the world to always guard against tyranny everywhere. On Thursday, October 18 at 4:30 PM in the Selby Public Library (1331 First Street, Sarasota) our keynote speaker will be Zoltán Illés, Under Secretary for environmental agriculture in Budapest. Mezzo soprano Veronika Dobi Kiss will perform Hungarian songs.
September 15, Orlando, FL:
Harvest Ball / Szureti Bal
Szeretettel varunk mindenkit egy vidam estere tanccal jo etellel, tombolaval a Romansa etteremben (851 East State Road 434 Longwood, FL 32750) megrendezett Szureti Balunkra Szeptember 15-en d.u. 5 orai kezdessel. A belepo a fergeteges hangulaton tul paprikas csirkes es somloi galuskas vacsorat biztosit! Jegyek elovetelben $20, helyszinen $25, este 9 utan $10 (vacsora nelkul). Vacsora 6 oratok 1/2 8-ig. Gyerekeknek 12 ev alatt nincs belepo.
We would like to invite you to our Hungarian Havest Festival held at Romansa Restaurant (851 East State Road 434 Longwood, FL 32750)!
Great food, live music, dance and fun. Ticket Prices:
$20.00 in advance
$35.00 on location,
$10 after 9pm (without dinner)
Dinner is served at 6pm
Kids 12 and under free.
To order, make checks payable to "AHS Orlando" and mail to P.O. Box 196541, Winter Springs, FL 32719
New Brunswick, NJ
Széchenyi Hungarian School
English as a Second Language Course (ESL) will be taught at Széchenyi Hungarian School in New Brunswick by an experienced 18-year-old college graduate who majored in Education with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language.
Pre-School Program for Toddlers starting in September!
We are happy to announce that the Szechenyi Hungarian school will be starting a new program for the schoolyear of 2012, which is a Pre-school Program for toddlers. It is open to children 2.5 -3 years of age to participate in a two and a half hour program on Saturdays.
More information: [email@example.com]
---- September 22: New York, NY
The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY & Életfa Hungarian Folk Music Band
present Dance Workshop & Táncház featuring guest artist from Hungary Enikő Kocsis and Dezső Fitos
Winners of the Harangozó and Eternal Golden Spur Awards. Dances from the Kalotaszeg Region of Transylvania
2:00 PM to Midnight
St. Stephen of Hungary Parish
414 E 82nd Street New York City, NY, 10028
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Adult Master Class:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Intermission
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Children's Dancehouse
7:30 pm - Midnight Adult Dancehouse
Adult Master Class $15
Dancehouse only $ 15 (student's under 14 $ 10, children under 8 free)
Workshop + Dancehouse = $25
Reservation & further info: Hungarian Cultural Center, New York, Tel: +1 917 688 9836, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
We are thrilled to announce the DVD RELEASE of 8-time-award-winning documentary TORN FROM THE FLAG!
Klaudia Kovacs’ multi-award-winning sociopolitical historical documentary is about the international decline of communism and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.Torn from the Flag was the last film of legendary cinematographer László Kovács. As Klaudia and krew continue their '56 AROUND THE WORLD campaign, the public-use DVD continues to be available for rental in the USA, Canada and now in Australia and New Zealand for educational screenings (kindly note that private/personal-use DVDs may not be used for group/public screenings).
[Buy or Rent] this historic film, movie posters, post cards, and invite the producer to your event! [read more]
ONGOING Washington, D.C. - Péter Bacsó Film Club, Tuesday's, 7pmEmbassy of Hungary
2950 Spring of Freedom Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008
Dress code: Casual
For further information:www.huembwas.org
R.S.V.P. by (202) 362-6730/201
or email: email@example.com
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