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Hungarian Helsinki Committee

New York Hungarians to hold fundraiser for refugees

The Hungarian diaspora, in large part, has either been silent when faced with the refugee crisis unfolding in their homeland or, as was the case of nearly all organized Hungarian Canadian community groups, they mindlessly promoted the official line of the Orbán government. For an English-language example of this servility–and one promoted by the Embassy of Hungary in Ottawa on […]

by · September 29, 2015 · Diaspora
University of California at Berkeley The Campanile (University Bell Tower) overlooking San Francisco Bay.

Long running Hungarian program at UC Berkeley on the brink of discontinuation

According to US Census figures about 1.5 million US citizens have Hungarian ancestry and only 10% of them, only about 150 thousand people, are familiar with the Hungarian language. Most speak “kitchen Hungarian” and have problems with reading and writing. Of course, writing a grammatically correct letter or essay in Hungarian is a challenge; few non-native speaker can master the […]

by · September 20, 2015 · Diaspora
FankaDeli at a Jobbik meeting.

FankaDeli – Rascist Hungarian rapper tours US

Ferenc Kőházy is a 32 year old Hungarian rapper, hip-hop artist and arranger. His fans call him FankaDeli. They like his strong opinions and he is the darling of the far-right, always ready to share his outrageous comments on his Facebook page, where he has close to 100 thousand followers. When Apple Computer technology icon Steve Jobs died, he wrote […]

by · September 16, 2015 · Diaspora
The famous May West revue with muscle man.

Mickey (Miklós) Hargitay – California’s Hungarian muscle man

Mickey Hargitay was probably the first Hungarian immigrant who became the quintessential Californian, the idol of an entire generation of bodybuilders. His determination helped to make the sport respectable in the United States, and Mickey also became a celebrity, one of the “beautiful people” of the Southern California crowd. Hargitay was born in 1926, into a poor family in the […]

by · August 30, 2015 · Culture
László Kövér is hiding his Communist past.

Ex-Communist László Kövér has no business dedicating Catholic chapel

The August 29th dedication of the new Chapel (Magyarok Nagyasszonya kápolna) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC will start with a Solemn Mass celebrated by Cardinal Wuerl of Washington and Cardinal Erdő of Esztergom-Budapest. Readings and choral pieces will be both in English and in Hungarian. This could be a wonderful religious […]

by · August 22, 2015 · Politics
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Ex-Communist admirer of fascists László Kövér to dedicate Catholic Chapel in Washington DC

László Kövér is 55 years old. He is the Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly and also a founding member of the ruling Fidesz party. He started his remarkable political career as a junior “apparatchik” of the Hungarian Communist Politburo in 1986. Born into a Communist family, he earned a law degree, and his contacts propelled him into a job […]

by · August 17, 2015 · Politics
Rev Ludwig and Rev. Poznan in better times.

Calvin Synod Bishop Rt. Rev. Koloman K. Ludwig responds to HFP article

Bishop Kolomon K. Ludwig responded to our article about the sudden removal of Rev. Béla Poznan the long-time Bishop of the Calvin Synod. In his email, Bishop Ludwig explained that Rev. Poznan was never accused of financial mismanagement, nor was this ever insinuated by anyone. He also indicated that the Synod has no further comment on this subject. We thank […]

by · August 1, 2015 · Diaspora
Bishop Béla Poznan

The disgraceful fall of Bishop Béla Poznan

What a scandal! Hungarian media has avoided reporting the firing of Rt. Rev. Béla Poznan, the long-time Bishop of the Calvin Synod of the American protestant denomination the United Church of Christ. Bishop Poznan maintained close ties with Hungary’s Orbán Government; he was a member of the openly pro-Fidesz Diaspora Council and frequently appeared in Budapest. Bishop Poznan even received […]

by · July 21, 2015 · Diaspora
Attila Markó is on Interpol's most wanted list.

Hungarian-American organization is lobbying for criminal fugitive

The Hungarian Human Rights Foundation (HHRF), based in New York, claims they are “the only professional organization in the West” protecting the human rights of ethnic Hungarians who live as minorities in Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Currently they are lobbying on behalf of Attila Markó, a prominent ethnic-Hungarian politician in Romania. (Read here about HHRF lobbying efforts.) […]

by · May 5, 2015 · Diaspora
Gábor Staudt (left) and István Szávay (right) are comfortable in Mr. Ferenc Kumin's New York office. Photo: Facebook.

Hungary’s Jobbik continues major North American campaign

The far right Jobbik party’s politicians are engaging in their first major political tour of Hungarian diaspora communities in the United States, with stops in Boston, Washington D.C. and New York City. In New York City, Jobbik Members of Parliament Gábor Staudt (who had previously given a highly controversial talk in Toronto) and István Szávay descended upon the offices of […]

by · April 23, 2015 · Diaspora