VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

Celebratory speech, music and a look back on history

23 October 2016

The Freiburg Hungarians’ Association of Friends is organizing a commemorative celebration on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Gábor Ujváry, Subject Team Leader at the VERITAS Research Institute for History, will give a speech titled The Place and Role of 1956 in 20th-century Hungarian History.

Hungary’s unusually strong sense of history has been extremely important in the development of her people’s national identity. Unlike most other states, this is the reason why Hungary has three national holidays, two of which (March 15th and October 23rd) commemorate outright revolutions, while the third one (August 20th) commemorates the founding of the state, which also could be considered a revolution in its own right. In his speech Gábor Ujváry will examine the reasons why the 1956 Hungarian Revolution played such a major role in shaping 20th-century Hungarian history as well as its importance today among domestic and international commemorations.

Location: 79102 Freiburg, Gemeindesaal St. Franziskus, Prinz-Eugen-Str. 2. – Wiehre

Date: 3 PM on (Sunday) October 23rd, 2016


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