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. Anyanyelvmegorzes.hu therefore created a series of books, called the Szókimondóka series, that gives a great tool 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

February 23rd - Movie Night!

We're inviting you to join us on February 23rd at 6pm for our next Movie Night: Hyppolit, the Butler.

This digitally remastered 1931 version of the film is a real gem. An old time comedy with true high quality acting, and twists from the best actors of its era. 

Gyula Csortos, Gyula Kabos, Mici Haraszti, Gyula Gózon, and more.

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.

 

Hyppolit, the Butler Poster

Our library's story has been published

The Hungarian Könyvkultúra Magazin has shared our story and plans with its readers. We couldn't be more proud. Thank you for the interview, we'll be keeping up the hard work.

 

Please find the article here: http://konyvkultura.kello.hu/konyvkultura/2019/01/washington