April 24th, 2006, Budapest
This year, Hungary will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution. The citizens of the free world watched with great sympathy the revolt of the Hungarian people against the Stalinist regime and the Soviet oppression. They were also ready to help Hungarian refugees when it was necessary. In 1956, Time Magazine chose the Hungarian Freedom Fighter as Man of the Year.
Half a century later, there are still many people living in the United States and in Western Europe who had exhibited true solidarity or who had been active participants in this outstanding chapter of World history. Others conserve childhood memories of 1956 from tales told by their parents. Now we ask them to share their stories.
The Foundation for a Civic Hungary (PMA) calls on every non-Hungarian eye- and ear-witness or partaker in this event, to write their stories in their mother tongue. They should be no longer than 5 pages and sent to us by September 15th 2006. The stories will be translated and published by our Foundation.
Our Foundation would like to invite to Hungary the writers of the 10 most exciting encounters. The commemorations will take place in October 2006 at which time the authors will be asked to tell their stories during school celebrations. Your participation can make young Hungarians believe that 50 years ago the whole world was proud of their country.
Zoltán Balog Dr. György Matolcsy
Director-in-Chief of PMA President of PMA
Former Minister of Economy
The stories should be sent to:
PMA (Polgári Magyarországért Alapítvány)
1026 Budapest, Gábor Áron utca 40.
(Please send us your name and address details)