64 years ago a spontaneous national uprising began against the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies. Hungarians up and down the country today marked Hungary’s 1956 uprising against Soviet rule. jap, FOTO:FORTEPAN / Nagy Gyula
Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild respiratory symptoms. “I inform the public that my coronavirus test today was positive. I currently have mild respiratory symptoms. As of today, my family and I are at home quarantine and working from home, not attending a government meeting” – Varga announced on her official Facebook page on Tuesday. (oprac. jap / photo credit: Wikipedia / Török Levente
Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjarto responded to Biden's remarks, saying they have no basis in reality. While speaking at a town hall event aired by the US broadcaster ABC on Thursday night, Joe Biden maligned President Trump’s foreign policy, falsely accusing him of cozying up to thuggish political leaders around the world. The 77-year-old Democrat then classified Hungary and Poland as "totalitarian regimes” alongside Belarus. When asked by an audience member whether President…
A Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, comprising 33 companies, was established in Warsaw and in Budapest Among the chamberʼs founding members are Hungarian-owned property developer Cordia Polska, pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter Polska and construction company TriGranit, as well as Polish-owned office furniture company NowyStyl Hungary. The mission of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce is to comprehensively support economic and trade relations between enterprises operating…
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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.