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  • Memory Project Builds Largest Archive of Hungarian Immigrant Stories

    Memory Project Builds Largest Archive of Hungarian Immigrant Stories

    Early in 2015, Andrea Lauer Rice (author and multimedia producer) and Réka Pigniczky (journalist and documentary filmmaker) founded the Memory Project: Hungarian American Visual History Archive. To date, they have traveled to 14 locations in the United States, Germany and Hungary and have conducted 90 interviews with Hungarian immigrants to the …Read More »
  • Cleveland-based Bocskai Radio Acquires New Equipment from HIF Grant

    Cleveland-based Bocskai Radio Acquires New Equipment from HIF Grant

    Bocskai Radio has been an integral part of the greater Cleveland Hungarian community since 1984. For the last 33 years the Radio has been broadcasting from the campus of John Carroll University. With the help of social media, Bocskai Radio is able to reach potential listeners through the internet as well, …Read More »
  • Hungarian Association of Cleveland Presents 1956 Exhibits

    Hungarian Association of Cleveland Presents 1956 Exhibits

    The Hungarian Association of Cleveland (Magyar Társaság) organized two exhibits reaching out to the Cleveland-area students at John Carroll University and another to participants at the Hungarian Association 2016 Congress aimed at the Hungarian community in Ohio. The John Carroll University Grasselli Library 1956 exhibit – October 16th 2016 The opening reception …Read More »
  • HIF Grants $10K to Support 1956 Memorial in New York’s Riverside Park

    HIF Grants $10K to Support 1956 Memorial in New York’s Riverside Park

    The Hungarian American Memorial Committee, spearheaded by Hungarian architect László Papp, was formed in 2006 to realize the dream of building a permanent memorial in New York City honoring the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The planned 1956 Memorial will be placed in Riverside Park, next to the Kossuth Statue, and …Read More »
  • On 1956 Anniversary, Hungarian Americans Restore Freedom Fighter Statue in Naples, FL

    On 1956 Anniversary, Hungarian Americans Restore Freedom Fighter Statue in Naples, FL

    On the 60th anniversary of the 1956 revolution, the American Foundation For Hungarian Youth And Culture in Naples, Florida sponsored the Restoration of the colors in the Flag of the Freedom Fighter Statue as the most important element of the local commemorations.  Ten years ago, Andy Evva of the American Foundation for …Read More »
  • 40th ITT-OTT Conference in Lake Hope Draws Over 140 Participants from All Over the US

    40th ITT-OTT Conference in Lake Hope Draws Over 140 Participants from All Over the US

    This year, for the 40th time since its inception, the Hungarian Communion of Friends (Magyar Baráti Közösség, or MBK) held another successful and well-attended Itt-Ott Conference at picturesque Lake Hope in Ohio bringing together the Hungarian American community for a week-long series of discussions on Hungarian literature, traditions, as well …Read More »
  • Announcing the 2016 HIF Educational Scholarship Recipients

    Announcing the 2016 HIF Educational Scholarship Recipients

    In line with the Foundation’s mission of strengthening the exchange of knowledge and skills between the United States and Hungary, HIF is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 HIF Educational Scholarship. The Scholarship supports talented young Hungarians who pursue graduate studies in the United States in the Fall semester …Read More »
  • 1956 in the Twin Cities – A Special Tribute to the Revolution’s Heroes

    1956 in the Twin Cities – A Special Tribute to the Revolution’s Heroes

    A special program series, Minnesota Remembers commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 with Hungarian film screenings, folk music and dance events in the Twin Cities (St.Paul and Minneapolis). Programs included the visit of the Enyedi & Salamon Quartet – with the participation of Ágnes Enyedi, Soma Salamon, …Read More »
  • Hungarian American Coalition’s Internship Program Brings Ten Hungarian Students to the US in 2016

    Hungarian American Coalition’s Internship Program Brings Ten Hungarian Students to the US in 2016

    In 2016, the Hungarian American Coalition‘s internship program sponsored ten Hungarian university students. The Coalition Internship Program (CIP) allows young Hungarian-Americans and English-speaking, well-qualified Hungarians from Hungary and the neighboring countries to get acquainted with the workings of U.S. government and civil society, to motivate them for public service in their …Read More »
  • Cleveland Hungarians Commemorate 1956 with a Tour de Force of Performances

    Cleveland Hungarians Commemorate 1956 with a Tour de Force of Performances

    The largest Hungarian American community in America, many members of which emigrated in 1956 hosted an impressive series of commemorative events for the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The programs were sponsored by the United Hungarian Societies (UHS) with the support of the Hungary Initiatives Foundation .  HIF’s support …Read More »
  • Ti Ti Tabor Offers Cultural Immersion Experience for Over 160 Children in 2016

    Ti Ti Tabor Offers Cultural Immersion Experience for Over 160 Children in 2016

    Each year on beautiful Raft Island in Washington State, Ti Ti Tábor brings together over 100 participants for a week-long total immersion experience of Hungarian folk culture presented by expert teachers from Hungary. Ti Ti Tabor offers music, song, and dance instruction for adults and a thematic folk arts program for …Read More »
  • HIF Scholarship Recipients Earn MBAs, Gain Substantive Work Experience At Quinnipiac University

    HIF Scholarship Recipients Earn MBAs, Gain Substantive Work Experience At Quinnipiac University

    HIF is supporting Csilla Ábrán and László Dinca, two scholars in Quinnipiac University’s Hungarian American Business Leaders scholarship program. The scholarship program offers the best and brightest young Hungarian business leaders the opportunity to earn an American MBA and gain substantive experience with the American customer-first approach to business.  During …Read More »
  • Hungarian House of New York Features Milestones, 1956 Immigrant Stories

    Hungarian House of New York Features Milestones, 1956 Immigrant Stories

    On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the 1956 uprising and freedom fight the Hungarian House of New York presented an exhibit titled “Milestones – American-Hungarian Immigrants in the aftermath of 1956: Portraits and Life Stories” depicting the stories of the freedom fighters and immigrants, displaying their personal artifacts and …Read More »
  • HIF Scholarship Recipient’s Medical Case Report Among the Best at TCT International Fellows Competition

    HIF Scholarship Recipient’s Medical Case Report Among the Best at TCT International Fellows Competition

    Dr. Balint Kittka is a resident doctor at the University of Pécs’s Heart Institute. As an HIF scholarship recipient, he attended the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hungarian Medical Association of America and the 2016 TCT Conference, the world’s largest and most important educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Dr. …Read More »
  • California Flag Raising Ceremony Honors 56 Heroes

    California Flag Raising Ceremony Honors 56 Heroes

    The Hungarian Heritage Foundation hosted a Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, October 21st at San Jose’s City Hall. The event commemorated the 1956 October Revolution, celebrated the 60th Anniversary and recognized the Hungarian-American community in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. This celebration was co-hosted and supported by the San …Read More »
  • Over 2500 People Attend 1956 Exhibit at Arts Clayton Gallery

    Over 2500 People Attend 1956 Exhibit at Arts Clayton Gallery

    More than 2,500 people attended the exhibit and participated in special events during the 45-day display of the 1956 Revolution at the Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro, Georgia. The exhibit told the story of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight in 1956 through photographs of both 1956 and 1989, newspapers and …Read More »
  • Georgia Hungarians Remember 1956

    Georgia Hungarians Remember 1956

    The Hungarian Community in Georgia commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight with an eye-catching photo exhibit, remarkable commemorative program and award ceremony for the local 56ers at the Roswell Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. The event was organized by the Hungarian Community Church of Georgia …Read More »
  • New Freedom Monument Unveiled in Daytona Beach, FL

    New Freedom Monument Unveiled in Daytona Beach, FL

    On Sunday, October 23, approximately 150 Hungarians from the Central Florida Area including Orlando and north to Jacksonville gathered at the First Presbyterian Church of Daytona Beach, FL for an afternoon and evening of remembering the 1956 Revolution which featured the unveiling of a new Freedom Monument “Szabadsag Kopjafa” in the …Read More »