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March of the Living Held in Budapest

May 5, 2024

The annual March of the Living event was held in Budapest this Sunday. Participants in the 20th annual walk in memory of the victims of the Holocaust marched from the Dohány Street Synagogue to the square in front of Keleti Railway Station, where speakers commemorated the terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 last year, […]

MNB Centenary: History with Banknotes and Coins

Apr 30, 2024

Since its creation a hundred years ago, the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has issued two types of currency in the form of banknotes and coins: the pengő, which has had a short but memorable life of just twenty years, and the forint, which is still in use today. Both have been repeatedly renewed, sometimes […]

Sanz Briz Room Inaugurated in a Budapest High School

May 18, 2023

A room named after Ángel Sanz Briz has been inaugurated at the Károlyi Mihály Hungarian-Spanish Bilingual High School in Kispest, the Hungarian capital's District 19. The Spanish diplomat saved the lives of 5,000 Jews in Budapest during the Holocaust. In her welcoming speech, the head of the Outer Pest Education Territorial Directorate, Krisztina Rábel thanked […]

History of Transport of the 150-year-old Budapest

Apr 17, 2023

150 Years of Budapest's Transport History is the subject of a tabloid exhibition entitled Budapest 150 - Public Transport in the Age of Unification, on display in the capital from this Monday to May 15. The exhibition, illustrated with a number of contemporary photos, shows the transport conditions in Pest-Buda in the 1800s and can […]

Turkish Artifact Found at the Border of Nemesvámos

Mar 11, 2023

Silver coins of the Turkish period and a tin-lead alloy ring have been found on the outskirts of Nemesvámos in Veszprém County. At the presentation of the find, Regional Development Minister Tibor Navracsics said: as several times before, this time too, volunteers found the important piece, and the participation of civilians in the search for […]

Open-Air Exhibition Opens on Andrássy Avenue

Mar 8, 2023

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Count Gyula Andrássy, an open-air photo exhibition on the history of Andrássy Avenue is on display on one of the best-known roads in the Hungarian capital. Count Gyula Andrássy was born two hundred years ago, on March 8, 1823. The open-air exhibition commemorates the […]

Arpadian and Germanic Graves Found in Tatabánya

Jan 20, 2023

Several Árpád-period (11th-13th century) graves, a Germanic warrior buried with swords and house traces from the early Iron Age have been found in a small area in Tatabánya, west of Budapest, the director of the city museum told MTI. According to archaeologist Gabriella Pál, the area was once a prominent sandy mound at the junction […]

Photo Exhibition in the Garden of the National Museum

Oct 22, 2022

An outdoor photo exhibition – Hope and Drama - Hungary '56 – opened on Saturday in the garden of the Hungarian National Museum (MNM) in Budapest. The exhibition commemorates the heroes of the 1956 revolution and the solidarity of the Polish people. The exhibition, organized by the museum, the National Remembrance Committee and the Polish […]

Football Legend Ferenc Puskás Commemorated in Budapest

Aug 22, 2022

A commemoration ceremony was held at the stadium named after the world-famous Hungarian footballer Puskás Ferenc on Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of the naming ceremony of the Puskás Arena. At the event, Hungarian State Secretary for Sport, Ádám Schmidt, quoted Brazilian football star Pelé who had said that Puskás would have been the […]

33rd Anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic

Aug 19, 2022

The Municipality of Sopron and the Pan-European Picnic '89 Foundation held a commemorative event to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic and the border breakthrough in the Pan-European Picnic Memorial Park in Sopronpuszta, NW Hungary. The commemoration was addressed by Sopron Mayor Ciprián Farkas; the Head of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Hungary, Michael […]

Roman Style Boat Passes through Budapest

Aug 15, 2022

A replica of a 4th-century guard boat cruises the Roman-heritage settlements along the River Danube. The special ship passed through Budapest in the morning and docked at the University of Technology and Economics. The aim of the project is to interpret the Danube as a route linking the former Roman Empire. This will include research […]

Raoul Wallenberg Commemoration in Budapest

Jan 17, 2022

We must not give in to the temptation to forget, as "common remembrance is the future of all of us," András Heisler, the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (Mazsihisz), said at a commemoration ceremony on Monday to mark the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest ghetto and the disappearance […]

Tree Planted to Honor Ángel Sanz Briz in Budapest

Nov 12, 2021

On the occasion of Ángel Sanz Briz Day, next to the monument at the Avenue that bears the name of the Spanish diplomat who saved the lives of thousands of Jews in Hungary during World War II, the Spanish Ambassador to Hungary, Anunciada Fernández de Córdova and the mayor of Budapest's District 3, László Kiss, […]

October 6, Memorial Day in Hungary

Oct 6, 2021

On this day in 1849, thirteen Hungarian rebel generals were executed by the Austrian Empire in the city of Arad, then part of the Kingdom of Hungary (now in Romania), after the Hungarian War of Independence (1848–1849). The same day, Hungary's first prime minister was executed in Pest. The national flag was ceremonially raised on […]

Book on the 'Angel of Budapest' Published

Jun 14, 2021

This Monday, the Embassy of Spain in Budapest presented the book 'The Spanish Diplomat' written by Dr. Erzsébet Dobos. It tells how Ángel Sanz Briz saved the lives of of over 5,200 Hungarian Jews in Budapest in 1944. Last week marked 41 years since the death, in Rome, of Ángel Sanz Briz who, in 1944, […]

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