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Please note that AHF has begun featuring essays on our main page and eNewsletter 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-related materials are featured on our www.hungary1956.com
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written by AHF Members (Contact/Purchase information as available.
In alphabetical order by member:)
- Dr. Bako, Elemer: Emlekkonyv az AMSZ 80-ik Evfordulojara
- Rev. Dr. Bertalan, Imre , Sr.
- Three Centuries of Hungarian Reformed Peregrination to Holland
with Special Significance of Sarospatak College (1986)
- Ujrakezdes az Orszagalapitok Lelkuleteben (1996)
- "Ott ulek...O kozottuk" (2005)
- Nt. Domotor, Tibor: A Hit Csodaja (1988) -
(Contact Mrs. Elisabeth Domotor. (330) 666-2631 FAX (330)
- Eszenyi, Laszlo: Faithful unto Death: The life
and heroic death of Michael Kovats de Fabricy, Colonel of the Cavalry
and hero of the American War of Independence (2003) - (Contact
- Fury, Lajos: Elmentek a Favagok (1998)
Árpád: The Face Behind I Hide (2006 in honor
of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution) Read
more and see how to order from the author directly.
Kitty: My flag Grew Stars. Read more and buy on
- Dr. Granville, Johanna: currently a Hoover Institution Campbell
National Fellow at Stanford University in California. She has
conducted extensive archival research in Moscow, Budapest and Warsaw.
Purchase and/or read more about the books below on
- Prof. Hargitai, Peter (American Academy of Poets award winner):
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- Cleveland Hungarian Association: XLI Kronika (2001)
- Dr. Irsay, George:
- Orokre Szamuzve...(2003). Adatok 1500 szamuzott
magyar tortenetehez (Hungarian)
- Dr. Kadar-Lynn, Katalin, Ph.D.:
Eckhard in his own words: An autobiography. TiborEckhardt
was a powerful and influential figure in the political life of Hungary
from the end of World War I until 1941 when he emigrated to the
United States. Eckhardt's carer included personal contact with some
of the mostcontroversial and important figures of the first half
of the twentieth century, among them, Adolf Hitler, Franklin Roosevelt,
Dr. Otto von Habsburg, Paul Teleki, Edvard Benes, and Winston Churchill.
He recounts these first-hand personal meetings and impressions in
vivid detail in this autobiography. 2005 [read
- Tibor Eckhardt: His American Years, 1941-1972
- The Return of the Crown of St. Stephen and its subsequent impact
on the Carter Administration. East European Quarterly by Katalin
Kadar Lynn (Jun 22, 2000)
- Kalman, Bobbie: Bobbie
is co-founder of Crabtree Publishing Company and has authored over 400
children's books. Her most recent book, "Refugee Child," chronicles
her own experiences as a 9-year-old refugee from the 1956 Hungarian
Revolution. [Read more] Buy on
- Dr. Kasza, Lajos (Louis):
(Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (954) 971-0374)
- Eveim Amerikaban es Angliaban (1998)
- Zrinyista Lanyok (2000)
- Budapestol Washingtonig: Egy menekült magyar állatorvos
élete (1997) Budapest - Wien - Washington (1999 in German)
and Joys of an Exiled Cancer Researcher:
The Life of a Political Refugee in America and England (2003) Purchase
on or [read more]
- Kiraly, Bela: check Amazon for out of print titles
- Koszorus, Ferenc Jr.:
July 1944: Deportation of the Jews of Budapest Foiled", edited by Géza Jeszenszky, and published by Helena History Press. [read more]
or buy now on
- Dreaming of Amerika [read more]
or buy now on
- Gold and Where You Find It: There's Gold in Them Thar Hills! buy
- Lambert-Gocs, Miles: 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." [read more] and Buy his books now on the AHF Amazon Store
Susanna (Zsuzsanna): Life
Behind the Iron Curtain. [Read
more] about the book or
Purchase the book on
- Liptak, Bela:
Testament of Revolution (2000). Purchase and/or read more about
the books on
Also available in Hungarian
- Dr. Makkai, Adam:
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- Soul of Flesh: A Novel of the 1956 Hungarian
Revolution. Purchase on or [read more]
- Manual for Normal (2005)
- Rev. Miskolczy, Kalman: Versek (1996)
Maria: Turistavízum (2005)
In Hungarian: Available at BlueDanube Gifts in New York or by sending
$14.99 to Kalnoky, Inc. at P.O.
Box 6673, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Tel: 732-254-2904 [read
Thomas P.: "Retouching Stalin’s Moustache"
is available onAHF's Amazon bookstore! [Click
Here] to order on or [read more] about the book.
- Peterffy, Gyongyi:
- Eg es Fold a Hazam - versek (2002)
- Prometheus - Tokes Laszlonak (1995)
- Petervari, Miklos: A MagyarsagVedelmeben (2000) (Contact (631) 584-3791)
- Segesvary, Louis (Lajos): "The Last Train from Mombasa" [read more] or Buy his books now on the AHF Amazon Store
Paul M: "The Old lady and the Fawn," the first bilingual edition of "Öreg néne ozikéje" (Hungarian) Order now at Simpa
Balazs: A Knock in the Night:
The story about a little boy,
"1956 refugee #M14543." [Read
more] or buy now on AHF's Amazon Store:
- Szalay, Julius: Vilagjaro Csendor (941) 351-6379
- The Fall of the Red Star (A VörösCsillag
Lehüll) [read more] or buy
now on AHF's Amazon Store!
- My Only Choice: Hungary 1942-1956 [read more] and buy it now on AHF's Amazon Store!
Janos: Love in Cruel Times
(Szerelem Mostoha Idökben)
- Dr. Szilassy, Sandor:
- A Nagyhatalmak Jatektereben (2002)
- Magyarorszag a Szakadek Szelen (1998)
- Revolutionary Hungary, 1918-1921 (Behind the Iron Curtain series)
(Contact email@example.com (954) 784-0169)
Gulag to Rhapsody (2002 with Mason Loika)
- Teglas, Csaba: Budapest
Exit: A Memoir of Fascism, Communism, and Freedom (1998) Published by
Texas A&M University Press
Available on .
- Dr. Tuba, Istvan:
Third Resource: A Universal Ideology of Economics. The universal Tuba
Doctrines will revolutionize man's thinking about world economics (2005)
- Dr. Janos Reiner:
1956 Hungarian Revolution: A History in Documents (2002), a National Security Archive Electronic
Briefing Book edited by Malcolm Byrne. Readers are also encouraged to
visit the National Security Archive's reading room at George Washington
University's Gelman Library (Suite 701) to view the original versions
of these documents, and the many related materials. See an overview
at GWU or purchase on
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- Soviet Insecurity: A Lonely Woman Poses a Threat (Historical snapshots of the cold war. Lest we forget how it was: Published column on the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe that took place in Bern, Switzerland in April, May 1986) - By Louis S. Segesvary, Visiting Foreign Affairs Fellow, Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies. [download]
- The Hungarian Revolution - Uprising, Budapest 1956:
A synoptic treatise of a major political event of the 20th Century,
a historically tragic period in the life of a nation commemorating the
50th Anniversary of the Revolution and the fallen brave By: Attila J.
Ürményházi (Hobart, Tasmania) and edited by Bryan
- Hungarian Memorials and Markers in the USA: An ongoing
project to collect and preserve the memory of sites in the United States
named for Hungarian contributions. [download]
Do you know of a site to add? Review the document and then [contact
- "Hungary Voted / Csonkaország Szavazott"
- an analysis of the dual-citizenship referendum by
Dr. Sandor Havadtoy, a Vice President of the American
Hungarian Federation and Editor of the Transylvania Committee's quarterly,
"Szekely Nep." "The formerly Soviet satellite countries
of Romania, Ukraine, Serbia and Slovakia granted dual citizenship to
their compatriots living outside of their borders. However, the present
post-communist government of Hungary hesitated to give dual citizenship
to the three million Hungarians who live in the neighboring countries,
pursuant to the Treaty of Trianon at the end of the First World War..."
[download English / letoltes
Sign up for the Quarterly by sending a tax-deductible donation to (include
your name and address):
Committee of Transylvania, Inc.
432 Pope's Island Road
Milford, CT 06461-1751
- "The Conflict in the Former Yugoslavia and Autonomous
Region of Vojvodina, and the Need for a More Coherent U.S. Foreign Policy" by Bryan Dawson, November 11, 1993,
Updated July 29th 2004.
A briefing presented to the Stanton Group, Washington, D.C.
- "NATO Enlargement" by Frank Koszorus
Jr. March 29, 2004
Remarks on the Occasion of the Enlargement of NATO, Corcoran
Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. [download]
- "The Role of Congressional Caucuses in Policy Making: Don't
Ignore Them" by Frank Koszorus, Jr., May
- "Nato Enlargement And Minority Rights: Prerequisites To Security" by Frank Koszorus, Jr.
, April 2003A memorandum that was submitted to Robert A. Bradtke, Deputy
Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, and Heather A.
Conley, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs
during a roundtable discussion on "NATO Enlargement and the Current
State of the Trans-Atlantic Alliance." This submission follows
several other intiatives, including submissions to Lord Roberston, Secretary
General of NATO. [download]
- “Nato Enlargement: Promoting Western Values, Strengthening The
Alliance” by Frank Koszorus, Jr.
, April 29,
2003. A Statement Before The United States Senate Committee On
Foreign Relations. [download]
- Our own Tibor Purger writes for the Magyar
Szo, a Hungarian opposition news agency in the Vajdasag / Vojvodina
Province of Yugoslavia. In Hungarian.
- See the International
Crisis Group Report on Serbia from July 1994: Serbia's Changing
Political Landscape, a Briefing. An excerpt regarding Serb
violence: "Some Serbs in Vojvodina are demonstrating behaviour
reminiscent of that which they so frequently and vociferously condemn
the Kosovo Albanians."
- "U.S. Senate Unanimously Ratifies Nato Treaty; Senators
Raise Rights Of Minorities: Federation Supports Efforts Aimed
At Encouraging Romania And Slovakia To Respect Rights Of Hungarian Minorities
And Restore Communal Properties" - Press
Release by Zoltan Bagdy, May 9, 2003 [download]
- Final Communique of the American Hungarian Federation: HON. CONGRESSMAN EDWARD F. FEIGHAN (Extension of Remarks - in the House
of Representatives, November 21, 1989). A statement on the future of
American Hungarian relations after the fall of communism in Hungary.
- Gov. Louis Kossuth: HON. DON RITTER (Extension of
Remarks - March 21, 1990 in the House of Representatives). "We
must remember that unless we find a just solution to the problem of
national minorities we can never establish a lasting peace in the region.
Freedom and democracy mean tolerance and the respect for national self-determination."
- "The Hungarian Revolution and America’s Decision
Not to Intervene: A Personal Statement" by
Thomas J. Torda, Ph.D., Fairfax, VA, November 2006. [a summary of the author’s 6000-word article on this subject submitted
to the September 2006 conference in Budapest on the 50th anniversary
of the Hungarian Revolution] "...like many Hungarian-Americans,
I feel that the US Government made serious mistakes both in the years
before the Revolution and during the Revolution itself."
SHORT version] [download
- C.G. Jung: A Matter of Heart - by Louis S. Segesvary, American Consul General (English version as published in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, February 19, 1987) ...while five other less ambitious films have been made on Freud, with limited public impact, nothing has been produced for commercial distribution on the life and work of C.G. Jung, who became the most famous, controversial, and influential of the original group around Freud after breaking with him to develop his own school of analytical psychology. Now such an attempt has been made in the United States [download]
- Európa szkizofréniája, vagy az 'európai' ember tragédiája - By Louis Segesváry,
Former US diplomat and a senior member of the United States Department of State. "A Straszburgi Európai Tanácsban 2006. január végén lezajlott vita és a pár nappal később megszavazott határozat a totalitáriánus kommunista rendszerek bűneinek elítéléséről és az áldozatokra való megemlékezésről a legvilágosabb jele a mai európai ember tudathasadásos állapotának, s egyúttal európai kultúránk jelenkori tragédiájának végső felvonását jelenti." [download]
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"July 1944: Deportation of the Jews of Budapest Foiled", edited by Géza Jeszenszky, and published by Helena History Press. We'd like to give special thanks to The Hungary Initiatives Foundation for providing a generous grant to help make this possible!
The goal of the project was to contribute to the publication of a scholarly volume titled "July 1944: Deportation of the Jews of Budapest Foiled". The purpose of the book is to advance scholarship and Hungarian historiography in the English language relating to how the Jews of Budapest escaped deportation in the month of July 1944 a pivotal pivotal time in World War II as a result of a Hungarian military officer's courage, loyalty, and humanitarian character.
The Will to Survive: A History of Hungary (2007 and published by Columbia University Press in 2011) a highly acclaimed volume by Bryan Cartledge, former British diplomat. Unfortunately we must continue to remember Trianon, not merely as a historical event -- “the greatest catastrophe to have befallen Hungary since the battle of Mohacs in 1526,” as noted by Sir Bryan Cartledge -- but as a current problem that needs to be judiciously addressed. What is the current problem ninety-one years after the Treaty was imposed upon Hungary? It is the discrimination, intolerance, and, in some cases, hatred directed toward the Hungarian minorities living in the Successor States. Steps must be taken to ensure that Western values, democratic principles and international norms and practices relating to national minorities will finally prevail in Central and Eastern Europe, thereby at long last relegating Trianon to the history books. [read more]
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 of Tokaji 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
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]
Banjin is the latest novel by acclaimed Emmy-nominated cinematographer and AHF member Andrew Laszlo who was born László András on January 12, 1926 in Pápa, Hungary... His education in one of Hungary’s best private schools was interrupted by the German occupation of Hungary on March 19, 1944
Masahiro, a thirteen-year-old fisherman’s apprentice, is shipwrecked and rescued from certain death on Mujin-Shima by an American whaler, Captain Higgins. [read more] and buy it on AHF Amazon's Store!
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. [read more] Buy [his books] and other products on the AHF Amazon Store
"Vanished by the Danube: Peace. War, Revolution, and the Flight to the West," by Dr. Charles Farkas. Germany’s invasion of Hungary in 1944 marked the end of a culture that had dominated Central Europe from the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. In this evocative memoir, Charles Farkas offers a testament to this vanished way of life—its society, morality, personal integrity, wealth, traditions, and chivalry—as well as an eyewitness account of its destruction, begun at the hands of the Nazis and then completed under the heel of Soviet Communism. [read more]
Emerging from author Stephen Sisa's exhaustive research and his knack for the interesting and colorful, this landmark work illuminates the drama, the struggles, the pinnacles, the depths, the genius, the indomitable Magyar spirit which mark the 1100-year rhapsody of this nation's existence.
All this comes alive on 374 album-sized pages with 260 illustrations and 35 maps that reflect the panorama of Hungarian history and culture.
“The best book on Hungary in print” - Hungarian Heritage Review [read more]
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 now on the AHF Amazon Store
Dr. Katalin Kadar Lynn: Tibor Eckhard in His Own Words, an Autobiography. Tibor
Eckhardt was a powerful and influential figure in the political life of
Hungary from the end of World War I until 1941 when he emigrated to the
United States. Eckhardt's career included personal contact with some of
the most controversial and important figures of the first half of the
twentieth century, among them, Adolf Hitler, Franklin Roosevelt, Dr. Otto
von Habsburg, Paul Teleki, Edvard Benes, and Winston Churchill. He recounts
these first-hand personal meetings and impressions in vivid detail in
this autobiography. [read more]
My Only Choice:
”It happened to me!” are the most powerful words in the human language. ”My Only Choice” is the story of what happened to me! It is the pursuit of freedom as lived through the coming of age journey of a seven year old little girl who becomes a woman and mother in Hungary. Nazism and Communism are equally cruel, life is a matter of survival. Our life is a libretto in which we play the lead, but the script has to be invented as we live it. [Read more] and Purchase the book onAHF's Amazon Store!
Louis (Lajos) Segesváry's "The Last Train from Mombasa" is a graphic, richly symbolic excursion into modern Africa in which western sensibilities encounter the continent in all its travail and promise. Exemplifying Africa’s lush beauty and potential, an exotic native translator named Wangetha Wachira captivates Alain Sardou, who is a French journalist on assignment to Kenya. [read more] or Buy his books now on the AHF Amazon Store
"The Porcelain Figurine" (A Porcelánbaba) by Eva Mecs: How often does it happen, that letters thought to be long-lost, gently passed into oblivion, with pictures and a steadily unfolding love story suddenly, unexpectedly re-emerge? This near miracle is what occurred with Ildikó, prompting her to start on a quest to find that first love from whom she, as a seventeen-year-old, received 38 wondrous letters with beautiful poems in 1970's Hungary. [read more] and Buy her book now on the AHF Amazon Store
"Knock in the Night" - Balazs
Szabo, is a world-renowned artist and "1956 refugee #M14543."
In the aftermath of the bloody Hungarian Revolution, the Szabo family
was under Hungarian AVO house arrest. On November 20, they fled toward
the Austrian border. This is the story of a little boy during those difficult
times. A reader writes: "This amazing book is about a life that most of us have never known
and will (hopefully) never know! It tells a true tale reminiscent of Anne
Frank's about a young boy growing up in Hungary during the Soviet occupation. [read more]
New Book: "The Kingdom of Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy in the Sixteenth Century," by Dr. Géza Pálffy. "Két esztendő fordítási és nyomdai munkálatait követően megjelent másfél évtizedes kutatásaim alapján írott, angol nyelvű, összegző monográfiám a 16. századi Magyar Királyság történetéről."
Buy it now on AHF's Amazon Store!
AHF eNewsletter Archive: AMSz Híradó
"The very embodiment of American
A veteran of the Civil War and a member of the 1st New York Cavalry Regiment
which he joined almost immediately upon his arrival in the US. He would
quickly become the first publishing tycoon, promoting excellence in journalism
and eventually founding the Pulitzer Prize. He was also responsible for
building of the Statue of Liberty!
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