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“A nation shouted” – Honour to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 - Exhibition

2016-11-08 19:00       -       2016-11-19 17:00

The exhibition entitled “A nation shouted” (Sándor MÁRAI) – Honour to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the Emigration to Belgium would like to present the events of 1956 and their effects on Belgium from three aspects.targy expo copy

The exhibition entitled “A nation shouted” (Sándor MÁRAI) – Honour to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the Emigration to Belgium would like to present the events of 1956 and their effects on Belgium from three aspects.

On the one hand, it describes the role of the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence and its most important events with the help of contemporary pictures and documents putting it into a world historical perspective.

On the other hand, it presents – with help of contemporary film scenes, photos, documents, and memoirs of ’56 participants – the history of Hungarian emigration to Belgium from 1920 and the process of the integration of the emigrants into the Belgian society. Furthermore, we can have a glimpse into the life of the Hungarian communities of Brussels, Leuven, Liege, and Namur.

The most unique part of the exhibition reveals the personal belongings and relics of the 1956 emigrants who arrived to Belgium. By these, the public at large can get to know the history of personal reminiscences, individual stories, adventurous and dangerous escapes, and can get an insight into their lately lives.

As part of the exhibition, a short documentary film, entitled "Jouons tranquillement" (director: Ferenc Török) will be displayed which summarises the antecedents, the events and the consequences of the revolution. The language of the movie is French.

Curators:

Museum of the Hungarian Parliament: dr. Gyula Kedves senior advisor, professional leader and Eszter  Légrády, historian- museologist

Collegium Hungaricum of Leuven: István Csonta, director

Design and Construction:

Studium Design: Enikő Tattay and Lajos Czeglédi
Sponsored by the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight 60th Anniversary Memorial Board
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Location : Balassi Institute, Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels,
The exhibition entitled “A nation shouted” (Sándor MÁRAI) – Honour to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the Emigration to Belgium would like to present the events of 1956 and their effects on Belgium from three aspects.

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