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Last modified: October 18, 2006

This webpage has been created for the purpose of informing the public
in the San Francisco Bay Area
of local events this year concerning Hungary's fight for freedom 50 years ago
.
Remember Hungary 1956 !

Organizers, the Remember Hungary 1956 Committee
Berkeley "Magyarok" List
Corvinus Hungarian Cultural Group
Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble
First Californian Hussar Regiment
Hungarian American Chamber of Commerce
Hungarian Catholic Mission
Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary
Hungarian Engineers, Scholars and Technicians Friendship Society
Hungarian Freedom Fighters Federation Inc., S.F. Area Chapter
Hungarian Reformed Church, San Francisco and Vicinity
Hungarian Scouts
Hungarian Soccer Team

Information will be forthcoming as it evolves

Click here for e-mail contact! Still functioning

HUNGARIAN EVENTS IN 2006

The 1956 Hungarian Uprising was the first serious blow to communist imperialism
and eventually led to disintegration of the Soviet Union
DATE
PROGRAM
TIME
WHERE
MISC. INFO.
Use @ instead of # in
e-mail addresses
October 21,
Saturday
- Keynote speaker: Hon. Ernie Könnyü, former US Congressman.
  (Also presenting message from Dr Geza Jeszenszky, former
  foreign minister of Hungary, who was not be able to come due
  to present political crisis in Hungary)
- A dramatic presentation of the Hungarian Revolution through the
  eyes of music, poetry and visual arts
- Misztrál Ensemble from Hungary, multi-part program
- Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble, preservation of Hungarian
  folk dance and music
- "Voci Pure", The Renaissance School children's choir

Reception and refreshments to follow
6:30 pm

First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto 94301-2016

MAP

Exhibition of Ferenc Besze paintings in the lobby
starts at 6 pm

Information:
Szilvia Gilbert
650-274-6988
Szilvia88#yahoo.com

October 22,
Sunday
Ecumenical Service
1:30 - 2:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA     MAP
 
Procession from church to Gloria Victis statue after Service
2:30 - 3 pm
Procession led by the hussars on foot
Wreath laying ceremony and commemorative program
at the GLORIA VICTIS STATUE.

Keynote Speakers:
- Ernie Könnyü, former U.S. Congressman:
  "The Gloria Victis Statue and California’s Symbol of Freedom"
- István Gereben of the Hungarian Freedom Fighters Federation:
  "Revolution, Rebirth, Freedom: Hungary 1956"
- Rabbi Ferenc Raj:
  "Piros a Vér a Pesti Utcán" poem by Lajos Tamási
  (The Blood is Red on the Streets of Pest)

- Diana Pray, National Anthem
- Misztrál Ensemble from Hungary, music and song
3 - 4:15 pm
California State Building
(accross from City Hall)
505 Van Ness Ave,
San Francisco, CA     MAP
Ceremony & reception:
contact
Ilona Magyary-Kossa
(650) 574 -7880 IlonaMagyary#earthlink.net
Reception / refreshments following activity at the statue
4:15 - 5:45 pm
California State Building Cafeteria
Off courtyard
Reunion of students who came to Berkeley in 1956
Greetings by
- Prof. András János (UCB)
- Elvira Örly
6:30 pm
UC Berkeley
Contact Katalin Voros
voros#eecs.berkeley.edu
October 23,
Monday
Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, followed by a Reception by the Honorary Consul General of Hungary.

Keynote speaker: The Hon. Tom Lantos, Member of US Congress "The Legacy of the Hungarian Revolution", presentation of the US Congressional Resolution.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's message by Nancy Bennett, Deputy Director, Office of Governor.
Resolutions of the California Legislature by Joseph Laney, District representative, Office of Senator Jackie Speier.
Mayor Gavin Newsom's Proclamation, by Mr William Lee, Director of International Economic & Tourism Development, San Francisco International Airport.
"Voci Pure", The Renaissance School children's choir.

Seraphim Leemon MC.
6:30 pm

San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, Green Room
401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA

MAP

Event followed by reception

Contact Eva Voisin
650-573-7351
evoisin#ix.netcom.com

October 24,
Tuesday
Colloquium commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1956
Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.

Participants:
- Kati Marton, journalist, writer, human rights activist
- Prof. Jason Wittenberg, Dept. of Poli. Sci., UC Berkeley
- Dr. Istvan Gorog, President and CEO, CAPA Technologies
- Prof. Gabor Somorjai, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley


Open to the public
6:30 pm
U.C. Berkeley,
Sibley Auditorium,
Bechtel Engineering Center     MAP
Click here for colloquium details
Contact Katalin Voros
voros#eecs.berkeley.edu
October 25,
26, 27
Documentary film series of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
6 pm
U.C. Berkeley,
Anita M. Baldwin Auditorium
22 Warren Hall     MAP
Click here for film details
Contact Katalin Voros
voros#eecs.berkeley.edu
October 28,
Saturday
Documentary films on 1956 Hungarian Revolution:
- Walter Cronkite special 1958 (26 min)
- Freedom's Fury, 2006 (90 min)
- Appearance by the filmmakers (and possibly Zador)
7 - 10 pm 

San Francisco State University
Coppola Auditorium
Fine Arts Building
1600 Holloway
San Francisco, CA

MAP

Some small adjustments may be coming to this schedule

Contact Katalin Voros
voros#eecs.berkeley.edu

October 30,
Monday
Documentary films on 1956 Hungarian Revolution:
- Cry Hungary, 1986 (73 min)
- Journey Home, 2006 (88 min)
- Appearance by filmmaker
7 - 10:30 pm
THESE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION EVENTS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR GENEROUS DONORS AND THE "REMEMBER HUNGARY 1956" COMMITTEE.

OTHER RELATED EVENTS IN 2006

DATE
PROGRAM
TIME
WHERE
MISC. INFO.
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e-mail addresses
Sept. 19
through
December 15
Hoover Institute exhibition:
"A Tear In The Iron Curtain. The Hungarian Uprising of 1956"
daily, Tuesday-Saturday 11 am to 4 pm

Stanford University,
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

MAP
Next to
Hoover tower
October 22,
Sunday
The Hungarian Revolution and the many martyrs who gave their lives for freedom will be remembered and honored in the church service
10:45 am
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Rd
Kensington , CA     MAP
Contact
Susan Toth sntoth#earthlink.net
510-521-7398
October 24, Tuesday
STARTING OVER IN AMERICA, a documentary film on 1956 refugees in the US.
10 pm
Aired on KCSM TV ContactSally Gati
(415) 681-0318
sallygati#sbcglobal.net 
October 27, Friday
STARTING OVER IN AMERICA, a documentary film on 1956 refugees in the US.
3 am
Aired on KCSM TV  ContactSally Gati
(415) 681-0318
sallygati#sbcglobal.net 
November 5,
Sunday
Screening of STARTING OVER IN AMERICA 
a 57 minute documentary on 1956 Hungarian refugees in the US.
Opening remarks by Congressman Tom Lantos
1 - 2 pm

SF Public Library,
Koret Auditorium.
100 Larkin St (at Grove)
San Francisco, CA

MAP
ContactSally Gati
(415) 681-0318
sallygati#sbcglobal.net 
Q & A period with film maker and panel of 56-ers.
2 - 3 pm
Reception & refreshments
after Q & A session

LINKS
If you write Hungary 1956 into Google's search field, you get 15 million+ links.
So the world seems interested once again...
The following selections will be edited in time

CLICK ON LINKS BELOW ON THE SUBJECT OF 1956!
http://boston.about.com/library/weekly/aa102602a.htm
http://www.ahf.cc/news_1956.htm
http://www.ahf.cc/
http://www.hungary1956.com/
http://www.1956andhungary.hu/
http://www.56films.com/
http://www.bl.uk/collections/easteuropean/hungary56/hun56bibl.html
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-34819
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1984/JCC.htm
http://www.americanhungarianfederation.org/news_pongratz.htm
http://hungaria.org/1956/index.php?projectid=2&menuid=15
http://www.freedomfighter56.com/en_stories_farkas_l.html
http://www.rev.hu/archivum/bcs5d.html
http://www.rev.hu/html/en/studies/1956/rmj2.html
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-8497.00266
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB76/
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB76/index2.htm
http://www.answers.com/topic/1956-hungarian-revolution
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/4651808.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/4/newsid_2739000/2739039.stm
http://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/cur/Baker_00/2002_p5/baker_p5_1-02_nwv-jp/hungary_bloody_revolt.htm
http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v05/v05p411_Lutton.html
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada-europa/hungary/right_nav/1956-en.asp
http://www.noorderlicht.com/eng/gallery/current/index.html
http://www.osa.ceu.hu/db/fa/306-0-1.htm
http://www.europeanfilms.net/news/0601/2001.html
 

 

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