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Who was Wacław Felczak?
Who was Wacław Felczak? – A Hungarian Perspective Fel-tsak or Fel-tʂak? Thanks to the different pronunciation in Polish and Hungarian, this question was quite common among the Hungarian participants on the Summer University in Krasiczyn, Poland, both in 2018 and 2019. A…
Good Friday
Today, we celebrate Good Friday, the day the Christ suffered his Passion, was condemned and crucified. It is a most important day for Christians, as well as a day of mourning and self-reflection. Christians fast and seek silence and calm in order…
Hungarians and the Warsaw Uprising
By Marcin Bąk. Originally published on Kurier.plus. Poland – Of the many brotherly pages in Polish-Hungarian relations, one of the brightest is the attitude of the Hungarian army during the heroic 63 days of fighting in Warsaw in 1944. Warsaw and Poles…
Ukrainian Nationalism and its Demons from the Past
By Sébastien Meuwissen. Poland/Ukraine – On January 1st, 2019, several thousands of Ukrainians marched in the streets of Kiev, Lviv and Khmelnytskyï (Western Ukraine) to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera. These past years, there were plenty of…
When Franco Planned an Intervention in Hungary
By Nicolas Klein, French associate professor of Spanish, former student of the ENS of Lyon, Spanish language teacher in preparatory class, specialist of contemporary Spain. Saving the distant and justifying the local – The Francoist Spain in front of the Hungarian revolution…
The Hungarian Uprising of October ’56
By Miklós Dorsch. Hungary – October 23, 1956, is a date that will forever be engraved in the history of Hungary and of the world. On this day, communism faltered in the Eastern Bloc: the Hungarians took to the streets for their freedom. Some…
Goodbye Pistol Pista, goodbye Mr. István Lovas!
By Nicolas de Lamberterie “Lovas is dead” “Lovas is dead.” Those were the three terrible words to which I awakened on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. How could I believe that it was possible when, only two weeks before, I had spent an…