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Obituary for REV. BELA BERNHARDT

Rev. Béla Bernhardt of Lakewood, OH, died on Thursday, May 3, 2018. He was 92. He was born on February 2, 1926, in Budapest, Hungary. In 1949 he married Róza Potsubay and together they had one son, Béla András. He enjoyed scouting his entire life, beginning in Hungary, in 1934, and continuing in Germany, Australia, […]

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Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards has granted Awards for the Hungarian documentary DAUGHTER OF THE REVOLUTION and its director Tünde Tálas

HOLLYWOOD—24 March 2018. Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (HIIDA) has granted Awards of Recognition in two categories: Feature and Director for the Hungarian documentary DAUGHTER OF THE REVOLUTION and its director Tünde Tálas (July, 2017). The winning documentary is the story of a child survivor of the tragic 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The child becomes a […]

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Ferenc Somogyi

Pure Love

by Ferenc Somogyi 2018 Easter Story – April 1, 2018          It was a cloudy day and the sky was gray and dismal. Heavy rain seemed imminent. Cold breezes whispered between the branches of largely bare trees, save for a few valiant early leaves.           The village was quiet. Aside from a few birds fluttering […]

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HUNGARIAN STATE OPERA AND HUNGARIAN NATIONAL BALLET TO MAKE U.S. DEBUTS AT DAVID H. KOCH THEATER, OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 11, IN PROGRAMS FEATURING U.S. PREMIERES, NEW PRODUCTIONS OF CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS

Operas: Ferenc Erkel’s Bánk Bán; Karl Goldmark’s The Queen Of Sheba; János Vajda’s Mario and The Magician, and Béla Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle  Ballets: New Productions of Swan Lake (Rudi van Dantzig); Don Quixote (Michael Messerer), and a Program of Classic Modern Works by Hans van Manen Three hundred and fifty singers, dancers and musicians from […]

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Remembering John Lauer

Having just arrived home from one of our travels, I was sad to learn that John, you are no longer with us. My condolences and deepest sympathy to your lovely wife Edith and family. We lost a great community leader, a true gentleman and a cherished friend of Hungary. You will be missed! But in […]

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Andrea Lauer Rice (right) with Documentary Filmmaker Réka Pigniczky, at the premiere of the latter’s film “Lövészek (Cold Warriors)” at the Uránia Film Theatre in Budapest

“IT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO CREATE RESOURCES IN HUNGARIAN AND ENGLISH TO SHARE THIS HISTORY”: HUNGARIAN-AMERICAN EDUCATOR AND DOCUMENTARIAN ANDREA LAUER RICE ON THE MEMORY PROJECT

Source: hungarytoday.hu Recently, Hungary Today had the opportunity to interview Andrea Lauer Rice regarding her work on the Memory Project, a visual oral history project focused on collecting the stories of Hungarians who were forced to flee their homeland following the Second World War, and later after the defeat of the 1956 Revolution. In addition to her work with […]

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó at a hearing of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) focusing on the rule of law in Hungary (Photo: MTI/Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

AT UNPRECEDENTED EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HEARING, HUNGARIAN GOV’T ACCUSED OF RESTRICTING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

Source: hungarytoday.hu Addressing a hearing of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) focusing on the rule of law in Hungary, representatives of Hungarian rights groups criticized the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for restricting fundamental rights. The hearing itself is unique in that it is the first instance in […]

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Filmmaker Réka Pigniczky (standing, center) filming as part of the Memory Project

“A SMALL HUNGARIAN ARMY” IN RURAL AMERICA: INTERVIEW WITH HUNGARIAN-AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER RÉKA PIGNICZKY

Source: hungarytoday.hu Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Réka Pigniczky, a Hungarian-American journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work often touches on deeply personal topics related to her own cultural upbringing. Pigniczky, who lives in California, was in Budapest for the premiere of her latest film, Cold Warriors (Lövészek). Over […]

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Ferencváros striker Dániel Böde (13) made the difference against Faroe Islands (photo: Tibor Illyés – MTI)

WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS: HUNGARIAN FANS BOO NATIONAL TEAM AFTER DISAPPOINTING 1-0 WIN OVER FAROE ISLANDS

Source: hungarytoday.hu A late goal from corner by substitute striker Dániel Böde gave Hungary a narrow 1-0 home victory against the Faroe Islands in the final fixture of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in the Groupama Arena in Budapest last night and ensured a third-place finish for his country in the final group standings. […]

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HUNGARIAN SCIENTISTS AMONG WORLD’S BEST, NOBEL LAUREATE ECONOMIST SAYS

Source: hungarytoday.hu “This is the first time I pay a visit to Hungary and I clearly see the impacts of the EU process on the country’s culture, institutions, ideas and education. At the same time I’m also feeling a fantastic intellectual buzz around here”, said Nobel laureate economist Thomas J. Sargent in a recent interview with Hungarian economy and […]

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HUNGARY, NETHERLANDS RESOLVE DIPLOMATIC CONFLICT AS PREMIERS HOLD TALKS IN TALLIN

Source: hungarytoday.hu Hungary has settled its conflict with the Netherlands and the Hungarian ambassador will soon resume his post in the country, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Tallinn on Friday. Hungary recalled its ambassador to the Netherlands last month after Gajus Scheltema, the outgoing Dutch ambassador to Hungary, compared the principles of Islamic extremism to […]

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PÉTER SZIJJÁRTÓ CALLS FOR REPEAL OF UKRAINE’S CONTROVERSIAL EDUCATION LAW

Source: hungarytoday.hu Hungary is fighting to get Ukraine’s new education law repealed and its language and citizenship bills withdrawn, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said. Ukraine’s new rules on education banning post-primary-level education in minority languages were signed into law by the president earlier this week. Ukrainian lawmakers have yet to vote on two other “dangerous” bills, Szijjártó said. […]

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Reformed School Choir of Pecs, Hungary Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden August 18, 2017

The Reformed School Choir of Pecs, Hungary travels in various parts of Hungary and to Hungarians living in the diaspora throughout the year. This is the first time that they will perform in North America. The choir is dedicating this performance to commemorating and celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Currently, the choir is comprised of […]

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