Budaváry’s biography needs to be amended to also include his actions during the Holocaust, which distinguish him from other antisemitic politicians.
The death rate in the French camps was horribly high: historian Tamás Stark estimates that 10,000 of the 40,000 Hungarian POWs died.
178 years ago, Hungarian became the official language of the country.
The Grand Hotel Hungaria instantly became popular with aristocrats, inventors and actors, and it hosted many prestigious events, too: for example, the famous Golgotha of Mihály Munkácsy, the ‘Painter-Prince’, was also presented to the public here.
It is incorrect to believe that protests took place only in the final years of the USSR. Demonstrations and rebellions were an integral part of Soviet history from the very birth of the Empire.
Several edifices that were significant landmarks of pre-WWII Budapest disappeared during the 20th century—one of the most memorable of them was the Elevator House.
The scaremongering about the deterioration of US-Israeli relations is odd, since the relationship started to worsen first after Barack Obama threw the Middle East under the bus for Iran, and now Joe Biden wants to restore a nuclear deal whose only apparent purpose is to give Iran easy and quick access to nuclear weapons.
While Eastern and Western Germany do converge with the passing of time, as values are transmitted from generation to generation, the ‘shadow’ of Communism is here to stay for decades to come.
Hungary’s culinary delights are not limited to the capital. As the new Michelin Guide also attests, visitors and local residents alike can have a spectacular dining experience in practically every corner of the country now.
As a result of the discrimination by the Israeli authorities and because of Islamic oppression, the socio-cultural and spiritual connections that are the backbone of Palestinian Christians’ collective identity have been dramatically weakened.
The approach of Weis to welfare, an attitude that in fact prevailed under the Teleki government, was not only sensitive to social issues, but also subscribed to the idea of an ‘anti-capitalist democracy’, and also to ‘progress’ and ‘social justice’.
In the 1960s, the so-called mass housing programme was launched, with the objective of constructing 1 million apartments in 15 years, a quarter of which, 250,000 apartments, only in Budapest.
The renovation of the interior of Hungary’s iconic Parliament building is set to begin soon, to restore its original splendour worn out by long use.
The square had lots of famous hotels, infamous pubs and notable restaurants, but the Two Lions Inn has always stood out from them.
The reason for the creation of an underground railway was simple: the Budapest Public Works Council, which was partially responsible for the construction of the avenue, did not allow laying tram tracks on the surface, as they would have ‘spoiled’ the avenue’s elegance.
Radnóti’s memory was soon hijacked by the Communist Party’s unsolicited worshippers. In a certain sense, of course, the poet was a natural choice for Communist memory politics.
After Peter the Great, Alexander II is known to be the greatest reformer of the Russian Empire. What his rule teaches us is that historic development does not go in a straight line—usually, when a country takes two steps forward, it also takes a step back.
Today, on the Day of Hungarian Science, we not only celebrate the achievements of individual Hungarian scientists, but also the accomplishments of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences that was founded in 1825 at Count Széchenyi’s initiative.
The public discourse of the time, spearheaded by the left-wing press, was bloodthirstily demanding the holding accountable of those responsible for the horrors of WWII, forming an opinion first and only asking questions afterwards.
A couple of days ago the residents of Budapest were pleasantly surprised when they realised that at least one of the lion statues of the Chain Bridge undergoing renovation had been reinstalled—or rather, temporarily replaced by a replica made from Lego bricks.
Alexander III of Russia is known to be Putin’s favourite tsar. During his reign, he advocated for Russification, for Russia’s interests in global affairs and for the ‘inviolability of autocracy’.
The most celebrated escape artist ever, Hungarian-born Harry Houdini died on 31 October 1926 at the age of 52. All around the globe, many remember him to this very day, holding various rituals on Halloween to honour his memory.
In the last days of World War I, dissatisfied soldiers in Budapest revolted against the establishment, demanding Hungary’s independence and democratisation. Their uprising, the Aster Revolution is known to be the only successful Hungarian revolution.
505 years after Martin Luther published his Ninety-five Theses the Reformation remains one of the pillars of European cultures and societies.
Budapesters at the time joked that the train only stopped there because there was a Soviet film playing at the Szikra Cinema across the street.
Római-part today is all about the dolce vita experience, and little by little it is regaining its former importance and role, which is more than promising for its future.
In our article we have collected some of the most important Hungarian inventions, most of which are still used all over the world.
The grave Hungarian defeat was embellished and embedded in Hungarian historical memory as a sort of victorious episode.
Rabbi Baruch Oberlander highlighted the fact that although in the Western media Hungary is often portrayed as a place where anti-Semitism is still a major concern, Hungary is one of the safest European countries for Jews to live in.
It is never a good idea for a political party, especially not for a conservative one, to tie up with obscure new religions. They can deliver effective help in the short term, but the price to be paid for it can be extremely high.
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