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  • Recent Publications

    Night and Fog: The Collected Dramas and Screenplays of Danilo Kiš

    Night and Fog: The Collected Dramas and Screenplays of Danilo Kiš

    Translated and with an introduction by John K. Cox

    This volume of translations represents the entire dramatic and cinematic ouevre of the Yugoslav writer Danilo Kiš (1935-1989). The seven dramas and screenplays are accompanied by a historical introduction by the translator, John K. Cox, who has also translated two of Kiš’s novels (The Attic and Psalm 44) and a volume of his short stories (The Lute and the Scars).

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    In Search of the Budapest Secession: The Artist Proletariat and Modernism’s Rise in the Hungarian Art Market, 1800–1914

    In Search of the Budapest Secession: The Artist Proletariat and Modernism’s Rise in the Hungarian Art Market, 1800–1914

    Jeffrey Taylor

    Taylor provides us with a fascinating history beginning in eighteen-hundred of the art market of Hungary, of the rise of modernism and its conflict with traditional elements. This book is a valuable addition to the history of European art of the 19th century and one which gives us an insight into the commercial aspects of the art marketplace which have not been explored by previous scholars.

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    German War — Russian Peace: The Hungarian Tragedy, The wartime memoir of Hungarian Minister Antal Ullein-Reviczky

    German War — Russian Peace: The Hungarian Tragedy,
          The wartime memoir of Hungarian Minister Antal Ullein-Reviczky

    Translated from the original French by Lovice Maria Ullein-Reviczky
    Introduction by Tibor Frank

    The book contains the wartime memoirs of Antal Ullein-Reviczky, first published in French in 1947 in Switzerland as Guerre allemande, paix russe. Le drame hongrois. This is the first English edition, translated from the French original by Lovice Mária Ullein-Reviczky. His memoir is an invaluable source about Hungary’s fate in World War II. Ullein-Reviczky’s work was based partly on the public and private documents he succeeded in saving throughout the war and his long years of exile in Turkey, Switzerland, France, and Britain where he died. Written by a well-informed insider and a shrewd observer, this book remained essentially unknown in the English-speaking world.

  • Recent Publications

    The Inauguration of Organized Political Warfare:
    Cold War Organizations Sponsored by the National Committee for a Free Europe

    Cover Organized Political Warfare

    Katalin Kádár Lynn, Editor

    Contributors: Veronika Durin-Hornyik, Tibor Frank, Katalin Kádár Lynn, Maria Kokoncheva, Jonathan H. L’Hommedieu, Anna Mazurkiewicz, Marius Petraru, Francis Raska, Toby Charles Rider

    Each of the essays in this volume focuses on an organization or activity funded through the National Committee for a Free Europe, Inc. (NCFE was known as the Free Europe Committee, Inc. after 5 March 1954) during the war of ideas and ideals in which the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged that came to be known as the Cold War.
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    21st Century Hungarian Language Survival in Transylvania

    21st Century Hungarian Language Survival in Transylvania

    Judith Kesserű Némethy: Editor
    Contributors: Noémi Fazakas, Rita Fóris-Ferenczi, Krisztina Sárosi Márdirosz, Orsolya Nádor, Attila Z. Papp, János Péntek, Borbála Zsemlyei
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    White and Red Umbrella. The Polish American Congress in the Cold War Era (1944-1988)

    White and Red Umbrella. The Polish American Congress in the Cold War Era (1944-1988)

    Joanna Wojdon
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    A Country Adrift

    A Country Adrift
    The 1944-1945 wartime diaries of Miksa Fenyő
    Az elsodort ország

    Translated from the original Hungarian by Mario Fenyő

    Stigmatized: A History of Hungary's Internal Deportations during the Communist Dictatorship

    Stigmatized: A History of Hungary’s Internal Deportations during the Communist Dictatorship
    ( Megbélyegzettek: A kitlelepítések tragédiája)

    Kinga Széchényi
    Interviews translated by Katica Avvakumovits
    Including first person interviews

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    The Assembly of Captive European Nations in American Cold War Politics

    The Assembly of Captive European Nations in American Cold War Politics

    Anna Mazurkiewicz
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  • Upcoming Releases

    The Life of Tibor Eckhardt: Statesman and Spymaster — 1888 - 1972

    Katalin Kádár Lynn

    Respite: Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Art
    Haladék: Holokauszt emlékezet kortárs műveszetben

    Zoltán Kekési
    Translated from the original Hungarian by Reuben Fowkes
    Co-published in cooperation with the Central European University Press

    Being Hungarian in Cleveland: Maintaining Language, Culture and Traditions – 1951-2011

    Endre Szentkiralyi

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News:

Book Signing in Budapest Honoring Holocaust Hero Colonel Ferenc Koszorus

On March 10, 2015, a book signing and reception introducing the Hungarian edition of a volume in memory of Colonel Koszorus (“Páncélosokkal az életért: Koszorús Ferenc a Holokauszt hőse”), took place in Budapest at the Hungarian Museum of Military History. In July of 1944 Colonel Koszorus volunteered to lead his Hungarian First Armored Division against the gendarmerie who were responsible for the Jewish deportations. His heroic and bold action prevented the deportation of approximately 250,000 Jews from Budapest to certain death to Nazi German camps. Edited by Zsuzsa Hanto and Nora Seeker, the English edition of this volume will be published by Helena History Press LLC in the fall of 2015. Called “one of the great heroes of the Hungarian holocaust” by US Congressman Tom Lantos (deceased) this volume about Koszorus is worthy of attention to all scholars who deal with the history of WWII and it’s aftermath.

Author, Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz, awarded by PAHA

The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) began with the Award Ceremony and Dinner Reception at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, on January 2, 2015. Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz, author of the upcoming book The Assembly of Captive European Nations in American Cold War Politics, was given the Oskar Halecki Award. The Oskar Halecki Award “recognizes an important book or monograph on the Polish experience in the United States” and was presented to Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz of the University of Gdansk, Poland. Link to PAHA >

Book Reviews:

A review of The Inauguration of Organized Political Warfare: Cold War Organizations Sponsored by the National Committee for a Free Europe/Free Europe Committee by Pauli Heikkilä in the Baltic Heritage Network Newsletter

An Extract from a review in the Hungarian Historical Review authored by Barnabás Vajda Volume 3, issue 4, 2014 The Inauguration of Organized Political Warfare – Cold War Organizations Sponsored by the National Committee for a Free Europe / Free Europe Committee. Edited by Katalin Kádár Lynn. New York:

“There are eleven studies written by nine authors in this excellent book. The studies of two of the authors, Katalin Kádár Lynn, the editor of the volume, and Anna Mazurkiewicz are of key importance in the volume. The book is an immense contribution to the history of émigrés and at the same time to the knowledge of the activities of the Free Europe Committee. Though the survey is far from complete—all authors have raised many issues for further research—the book is an important step in furthering our knowledge about the true nature of American policy toward Eastern Europe during the Cold War.”
Please go to http://www.hunghist.org/ for the full review.

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