AHF eNews May-June 2009, The American Hungarian Federation - Founded 1906
AHF eNews, May - June 2009
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[*]INVITATION: June 16, 2009, Washington, DC: Bishop
Laszlo Tokes awarded Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom: Victims of Communism
Memorial. A FULL DAY PROGRAM
June 10, 2009, Washington, DC: Policy Seminar on Capitol Hill on the
Obama / Medvedev Summit
[*]The 89th Anniversary of Hungary's Dismemberment... AHF Remembers
[*]Globális Egyesülés: a Református Világközösség / Global Unity:
Hungarian Reformed Churches Unite
[*]The American Hungarian Federation
Participates in White House Meeting
[*]1956 National Memorial - A call for support
and donations to finally have a fitting national memorial in the
[*]Looking Back: AHF History
[*]AHF / Amazon Store - Buy Online!
[*]This Month's Famous Hungarian
AHF eNews Archive
6/4/2009 - The 89th Anniversary
of Hungary's Dismemberment... AHF Remembers Trianon. The statement reads,
"Trianon is not a relic of the past to be ignored. As several recent
publications astutely suggest, Trianon, as part of a blunder of a massive
scale, had far-reaching consequences that are still with us today and continue
to affect both the lives of the Hungarian historical communities found
states neighboring Hungary and the region." [read more]
5/22/2009 - Globális egyesülés – A Kárpát-medencei egység után
jövőre megalakul a Református Világközösség / "Global Unity:" Hungarian
Reformed Churches Unite... On May 22, 2009 the Reformed Churches in the
Carpathian Basin expressed their unity by accepting a common constitution.
This is an tremendously symbolic action uniting Hungarian communities
t the Carpathian Basin for the first time since Trianon.
On a related note, the Budapest – Pannonhalma Magtár Művészet
i Alapítvány is publishing a new leather-bound edition of the Vizsoly Bible
with an accompanying DVD. [read more]
4/25/2009 - The American Hungarian Federation
Participates in White House Meeting... On April 24, 2009, the Central
and East European Coalition (CEEC) met with Jeffrey M. Hovenier, Director
Central and Eastern Europe, National Security Council, and Katherine M.
Helgerson, Director for Southeast European Affairs, National Security Council.
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
an actual-size statue to be placed prominently in Washington while
we raise funds for its bronze replacement. Seen here with his
design is renowned sculptor Gyuri Hollosy, who was responsible
the Boston Liberty Square memorial. At the recent Capitol Reception
honoring 1848, Congressman Tom Lantos mentioned his intent to
a 1956 memorial in Washington. We must ensure this remarkable
is selected! [read
Buy ALL your books, videos, electronics and other gifts on AHF's
Amazon Store. It costs nothing extra to you, but Amazon contributes
a small percentage to AHF. The AHF store features books and
written by AHF members on both our main
site and our 1956
Portal for publications devoted to 1956.
The latest member books added:
Behind the Iron Curtain. [Read
more] about the book or purchase the book on
Paul M: "The Old lady and the Fawn," the first
bilingual edition of "Öreg néne ozikéje"
Order now at Simpa
Peter Hargitai's Daughter
of the Revolution: A Novel (2006 - A story of a brave freedom
fighter - a 14 year-old girl)
McEldowney's "Soul of Flesh: A Novel of the 1956 Hungarian
Katalin Kadar Lynn's "Tibor Eckhardt in His Own Words:
An Autobiography" [read
AHF Thanks these Sponsors:
Zala Springs Resort
Hungary's Zala Springs Resort is Hungary’s first master
planned and biggest golf and thermal spa resort community, which
unique both in Hungary and in Central Europe.
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
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June 16, 2009, Washington, DC: Laszlo Tokes awarded Truman-Reagan Medal
Freedom: Victims of Communism Memorial, Wreath Laying Ceremony, and Reception.
A FULL-DAY PROGRAM [read more]
June 10, 2009, Washington, DC: Policy Seminar on the Obama / Medvedev
Summit to be held on Capitol Hill...The American Hungarian Federation
behalf of the
Central and East European Coalition
Invites you to a policy seminar: “Security in Central and Eastern
on the Eve of the Obama/Medvedev Summit” [read more]
Back... AHF History
The Kossuth Bust in the United States Capitol..."The spirit of our
Democracy. All for the people and all by the people. Nothing about the
people, without the people. That is Democracy, and that is the ruling
of the spirit of our age." - Louis Kossuth, spoken before the Ohio State
Legislature, February 16, 1852, more than a decade before Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address. Kossuth was the leader of the 1848-1849 Hungarian War of Liberation
against Austria commemorated on March 1
5th, Hungarian National Day.
To celebrate and commemorate the friendship and shared values between
people of the United States and those of Hungarian descent, the American
Hungarian Federation commissioned a bronze bust of Lajos Kossuth and offered
it to U.S. Congress.
Featured Books and Articles
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-rela
ed 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
more than 200 years after Shogun. The year is 1843. Another shipwreck.
Japanese boy, Masahiro, is blown in storm away from his village to a
island, rescued by American whalers and brought to New Bedford, Massachusetts
in a voyage that would make Conrad, Melvill
e 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
west as a leading character in the Meiji Restoration.
There's enough action, intrigue, passion and character development
fill a half-dozen regular novels or Hollywood movies."
[read more and buy it!]
News and Upcoming Events
To announce a Hungarian cultural event, please contact
the AHF Cultural Affairs Committee,
Zoltan Bagdy, Chair and see all [cultural news]
March 20-July 5, 2009:
Hungarian Women Photographers,
The National Museum of Women in the Arts hosts an exhibit of Hungarian
women photographers, during the 1910-1946 period. The exhibition explores
career of women photographers, from those who often filled the positions
male photographers who joined military service to those who dedicated their
work to the pursuit of social justice by disseminating images of the poor
during the economic crisis of the 1920’s. The museum is located
New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC; telephone 202 783-5000. [read more]
Pittsburgh PA, July 18, 2009:
William Penn Association Annual Scholarship Golf Outing...The Annual Golf
Tournament is one of the most eagerly anticipated fraternal events sponsored
each year by the Association.
Rockwood, PA, August 2–8 2009: Hungarian Heritage Week - William
Association...As part of our commitment to promoting our Hungarian heritage,
the Association sponsors a week-long Hungarian Language Camp each summer
Penn Scenic View. Each camp offers language instruction on two levels,
beginner and intermediate, and is limited to a total of 25 students.
Rockwood, PA - September 12, 2009: William Penn Annual Fraternal Fest...The
Annual Picnic is one of the Association's newest, fastest growing Hungarian
fraternal events. Hundreds, and even thousands, of our members and guests
across the country gather for a day of Hungarian fellowship at Penn Scenic
in Rockwood, PA. Each year we prepare a special Hungarian menu but one
that remains constant is that each year everyone enjoys good Hungarian
music and dancing.
Andrew Laszlo was born László András on January 12, 1926 in Pápa,
Hungary... His education in one of Hungary’s best private schools
interrupted by the German occupation of Hungary on March 19, 1944. Shortly
after, Mr. Laszlo was conscripted into a forced labor unit of the Hungarian
Army. He escaped twice and was recaptured and transported to the Bergen-Belse
Concentration Camp in Germany, and from there to the Theresienstadt Concentra
ion Camp in Czechoslovakia. Having survived the camps but losing his
he immigrated to the United States on January 17, 1947. He was the first
person drafted from New York City during the Kore
an War and spent two years in the United States Army Signal Corps as
combat cameraman with the rank of Sergeant.
After being honorably discharged from the service he eventually
established himself as a cinematographer and rose to prominence as one
Hollywood’s top cinematographers. His career in film and television
spans nearly fifty years, from the original “PHIL SILVERS SHOW”
(Sgt. Bilko) to Walt Disney Pictures “NE
WSIES,” "RAMBO: First Blood," "POLTERGEIST II," and "STAR TREK V:
Final Frontier." Read more about him on [Featured Members]
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