The foreign minister said Hungary began procuring the health accessories necessary for tackling the pandemic in time, adding that this guaranteed that all COVID-19 patients received treatment. The foreign minister said the matter of saving lives cannot be dependent on healthcare capacities in Hungary. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary began procuring the health accessories necessary for tackling the pandemic in time, adding that…
There are many people who think like Viktor Orbán scattered across Europe. It would be well for a statesman like the Hungarian Prime Minister, with his inner potential, political talent and the relations he has built in politics, to undertake the work of building the Schuman faction – says prof. Zbigniew Krysiak, Programme Council Chairman at the Schuman Institute of Thought. On the 171st anniversary of the Hungarian uprising, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gave a speech in front of the…
General practitioner Dr. Judit Palkó, currently working in Budapest's 9th district, was awarded the Pro Universitate Prize by the Semmelweis Medical University for successfully diagnosing one of the two first coronavirus cases in Hungary, both of whom were Iranian students at that university. "Thanks to the swift and accurate diagnosis of Dr. Judit Palkó, the university was spared a severe epidemiological crisis," the university said in a statement. "This is especially relevant because as a…
Szijjártó-Czaputowicz meeting in Budapest Hungary and Poland will continue “giving each other every assistance” in debates around “finding a response to challenges of a new world order emerging after the (coronavirus) epidemic”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after talks with his Polish counterpart on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference with Jacek Czaputowicz, Szijjártó said that both the Hungarian and the Polish governments have recently been…
Karolina is studying Hungarian philology at the Jagiellonian University. The photograph was taken in Budapest on 22 October, at a march commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. As is now traditional, brothers be from Poland did not disappoint, flags marking their presence at the march. One such flag with a slogan known along the banks of the Vistula and the Danube occupies a prime position on Karolina's photograph. Congratulations!
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Wacław Felczak - . born: 29 May 1916 in Golbice, died: 23 Oktober 1993 in Warsaw
Between 1939-1945, Felczak was the head of an organization of secret couriers who carried information between Poland, Hungary and the West on behalf of the Polish Government-in-Exile in London. After the war, the Polish historian continued to serve the Polish Government-in-Exile, often travelling himself to communist-occupied Poland with important secret documents. Arrested by the communists in 1947, he was sentenced to life but released in 1956 as a result of the thaw following Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's speech at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party in which he denounced Joseph Stalin.
As a staunch anticommunist, Felczak started returning to Hungary in the late 1970s, giving secret seminars to the leaders of Hungarian anticommunist underground. He championed a vision in which Central Europe, through joint efforts, would be able to throw off the Soviet communist yoke.
He spent the 1987-88 winter semester at Eötvös Collegium in Budapest where the taught Polish history. A young Viktor Orban (who wrote his master's thesis on the Polish anticommunist trade union "Solidarity") attended one of his lectures together with a group of anticommunist activist friends and asked Professor Felczak for advice on how to best fight communism. Felczak advised him to start a political party. A couple of months later, Orban became one of the founding members of Fidesz; the party which has ruled Hungary since 2010.