Spring Opening Schedule

Dear Everyone,

For the remainder of the 2019 Spring Season, our library's opening schedule will be the following.

Sunday between 3pm and 5:30pm.


5/26

We'll be happy to see you for borrowing books, reading, or just for a tea.

 

After May 26, please call 855 567 7884/106 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Preserving the Hungarian Language in the US, and our Library's Contribution to the Cause

There is a group of passionate people from Hungary, who started an important project recently. Their goal is to help preserve the Hungarian language for kids born abroad.

Viola created the first book of Szókimondóka 8 years ago. As a mother of 3 children, living in the US, she was motivated to pass the Hungarian language on to them. After many years, she temporarily moved back to Hungary, and partnered with Timi, who's running the Hungarian Bookstore in New York. This cooperation made the Anyanyelvmegorzes.hu project possible. While the books target young children between the ages of 2-6, Anyanyelvmegorzes has a much broader aspect. Their main goal is to help Hungarian parents abroad, how to prepare for obstacles and challenges along the way.

The Szokimondoka books, and the website provide great tools to parents and teachers abroad to raise bilingual kids away from their homeland.

As a Hungarian Library in the US, we started a cooperation in a form of an interview that they published on their blog. In addition, our library will soon house a copy of each Szókimondóka book, and workshop plans are in the talk already as well.

We're looking forward to all we can do together in the future! In the meantime, please find the interview here: https://anyanyelvmegorzes.hu/2019/02/03/magyar-konyvtar/

 

Lessons on Hungarian History

Lessons in Hungarian History: July 1944. On January 27, the Kossuth Foundation sponsored and hosted a lecture on a scholarly volume, July 1944: The Deportation of the Jews in Budapest Foiled (Ed. Geza Jeszenszky and published by Helena History Press LLC). The book relates to the military intervention of Colonel Ferenc Koszorus and the First Armored Division under his command in July 1944 that blocked the deportation to the Nazi German death camps of a quarter of a million Jews living in Budapest.

Former Congressman Tom Lantos, a victim of the Holocaust, paid tribute to Colonel Koszorus, stating: that “it is with great honor and pride that I rise today in recognition of the valiant, patriotic efforts of Ferenc Koszorús. Many thousands of families are alive today as a result of the heroic actions of one man who stood up for his beliefs in a very uncertain and dangerous time. His loyalty to his country and love of humanity are an inspiration to all who struggle against oppression and the vile bigotry of racism. Too often the efforts of those who struggled against the Nazi oppression go unrecognized. This year, the 50th anniversary of Hungarian holocaust, the world reflects on the lessons learned. I am proud to honor Colonel Koszorús, a patriot, a humanitarian, and a hero.”

For an abstract of the book. See http://www.americanhungarianfederation.org/news_2017_Deportation_of_the_Jews_Foiled.htm

The Kossuth House lecture was delivered by Frank Koszorus, Jr., former president of the American Hungarian Federation (which made a grant to cover some of the translation costs of key German documents) and the son of Colonel Koszorus who also contributed an essay to the volume. Theodore Boone, Esq. was the moderator of the program held in the Kossuth House in Washington D.C. His Excellency the Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Laszlo Szabo, Dr. Ivonn Szeverenyi, the Honorable Aniko Gaal Schott, the chairman, Gabe Rozsa and officers of the Foundation were among the participants of the well-attended event.  

July 1944 can be purchased via the internet—This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post -- Helena History Press LLC, PO Box 838, Saint Helena, CA 94574

Movie Nights: April 27- Sunshine

We're inviting you to join us on April 27 at 6.30pm for our next Movie Night: Sunshine

The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

Come and join us for another fun night of popcorn, and good company at the Kossuth House.

2001 Massachussetts Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20036

For more information, feel free to message Judit Gabor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.