On the first weekend of September, the spotlight will be shined on the books, the authors of the books and the readers of the books at the Celebration of the Hungarian Language and Hungarian Books Festival at the Buda Castle. This year the event’s special guests will be the Csángó people. Numbering in the low hundred thousands, the Csángós are Hungarians living in Moldova who to this day speak an archaic version of the Hungarian language and play a style of music unique to them.
The 3-day literary festival, from September 4th to the 6th, will be held for the thirteenth time. Guests and participants will be able to enjoy literary presentations, book premiers and concerts. There will also be children programs for those coming with their families. The invited publishers will have numerous new offerings along with special discounts on many books.
The VERITAS Research Institute for History will also be present at the celebration:
On Friday, September 4th, 2015, at 6 PM, our longtime partner Magyar Napló Publishing, the values-driven, intellectually recognized publisher, will open its literary workshop. Year after year the publisher has shared prestigious literary, academic literary and historical tomes at the festival, and at this year’s a number of prestigious writers’ works will premier, among them the 2015 editions of the VERITAS Books and VERITAS Booklet series.
On Sunday, September 6th, 2015, at 3 PM, Sándor Szakály, the Director of the VERITAS Research Institute for History, and Árpád Rácz, the Editor-in-Chief at Rubicon Magazine, will discuss and review Deborah S. Cornelius’ book Hungary in World War II. Caught in the Cauldron, which earlier this year, at the beginning of July, made its Hungarian-language debut as part of the Rubicon Books series. Miss Cornelius is an American historian who has studied 20th-century Hungarian history for more than half a century. Realizing how little the English-speaking public knew about Hungary, she spent decades assembling the material that would eventually become this book. Miss Cornelius writes in very readable prose, such that the wider public can understand the situation from which Trianon-Era Hungary tried to extricate itself. And during the war, caught in the cauldron, the choices facing the nation went from bad to worse.