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Mr. Gergely Gulyás, minister leading the Prime Minister's Office (left) visiting Rep. Andy Harris

Rep. Andy Harris’s unexplained “Gulag story”

The Maryland Democratic Party recently filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), accusing him of failing to report his new wife’s consulting income on his financial disclosure forms. It seems that Rep. Harris may have forgotten to disclose other things also, among them important facts about his family history. In 2012 while honoring Hungarian Holocaust hero Raoul […]

by · October 19, 2018 · Diaspora
I’m the Wife of a Hungarian Immigrant. This is My Story.

I’m the Wife of a Hungarian Immigrant. This is My Story.

Over the weekend, I celebrated my 7th wedding anniversary. Actually, I celebrated my 6th and 7th wedding anniversaries. You see, the first time I married my husband, it was at the Davidson County Clerk’s office, just over 9 months to the day that I met him. The second time I married him, it was exactly one year later. It was […]

by · October 18, 2018 · Diaspora
This is how democracy is killed in Hungary today

This is how democracy is killed in Hungary today

Dear Editor, Roberta Flack wrote a hit “Killing Me Softly With Your Song.” This month you could say that democracy in Hungary is being killed softly with a smile. My Hungarian wife follows politics more closely than I can. She said that as of October 1, restrictions take effect on speaking in public about politics. I got an unsatisfactory reply […]

by · October 16, 2018 · Politics
Neo-Nazi poster from a California University campus with Soros and Jewish American politicians opposing the Kavanaugh nomination.

Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories from Hungary have now arrived in the US

The US media was somewhat puzzled when the Orbán government chose George Soros as their favorite enemy and thousands of anti-Soros posters covered Budapest. Many in the US didn’t know much about the Hungarian-born New York billionaire and Holocaust survivor. Surreal pictures of Budapest streets and metro stations plastered with Soros posters, some scribbled with “Dirty Jew,” spread in the […]

by · October 13, 2018 · Antisemitism
Levente Magyar

Has Ukraine put Hungarians on a “death list”?

The increasingly bitter diplomatic conflict between Hungary and Ukraine reached a new level this week, when Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Levente Magyar said that Ukraine has compiled a “death list” of Hungarians living in Transcarpathia (Western Ukraine). Mr. Magyar added that on the website of Ukraine’s parliament, people are advocating for the mass deportation of those ethnic Hungarians […]

by · October 10, 2018 · East
Execution of the Martyrs of Arad – painting by János Thorma.

Multiculturalism and the execution of the Martyrs of Arad

On October 6 Hungary commemorates the anniversary of the execution of the Hungarian rebel generals after the defeat of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. In 1849 on this very day Julius Jacob von Haynau, Austrian general ordered the execution of 13 military leaders of the failed Hungarian Revolution and War for Independence. The executions took place in the city of […]

by · October 8, 2018 · Culture
Amb. Szöllősi (far left), Amb. Ódor (far right), Consul General Palkovits (second from right) at Árpád Kupa, Toronto.

Soccer tournament highjacked by Orbán government politicians in Toronto

In the last couple of months Budapest has increased its lobby activities in North America and now not even a friendly soccer tournament is spared. This year’s Árpád Kupa in Toronto became a political propaganda show. Soccer is Hungary’s national pastime and many emigrants continue to play the game. There are Hungarian teams in several cities throughout Canada and the […]

by · October 4, 2018 · Diaspora
Beáta Mária Barnabás. Photo: 
MTA - Tamás Szigeti.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences rejects conference proposals on political grounds

In the increasingly surreal world that is Hungary in 2018, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has banned two presentations that would have formed part of an annual series of events where scholars present their research to broader, often non-academic audiences. The series, entitled “Give a Night to the Sciences” (in Hungarian: “Adjon egy estét a tudománynak!”) is scheduled for November […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Culture
The shameful Hungarian occupation of Denmark

The shameful Hungarian occupation of Denmark

Hungarian troops in Denmark? In 1945 Hungary’s generals and officers continued to fight alongside the Nazis serving the Third Reich even after the war had ended in Hungary. The occupation of Denmark was one of the most disturbing adventures of Hungary’s pro-Hitler army. In February 1945 Budapest was already free. The Red Army controlled eastern Hungary and Budapest; American and […]

by · September 30, 2018 · Focus
Why marry a Hungarian woman?

Why marry a Hungarian woman?

Bocskai Radio declares itself the “Voice of Hungary,” at station WJCU in Cleveland, Ohio. It operates on the campus of John Carroll University, a small Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition. Bocskai Radio’s weekend Hungarian language program can be heard everywhere in Cuyahoga County, an area with one of the highest concentrations of Hungarian Americans in the US. Bocskai Radio […]

by · September 26, 2018 · Diaspora