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The Institute received this library collection (approximately 2500 items) from the well-known Hungarian historian Miklos Kun who has published about Bakunin, Bucharin and the Prague Spring.As a long-... [Collection highlight]
The Communist Party Dictatorships in Hungary and East Germany sought to win over the 'masses' with promises of providing for ever-increasing levels of consumption. This policy - succesful at the... [Publication]
A group of Hungarian tinsmiths entered the Netherlands in March 1868. The itinerant traders living in tents or caravans had specialized in repairing kitchen utensils. This picture, taken in April... [Item of the Day]
The national hero of Hungary Lajos Kossuth had this picture made when he was ninety years old on 13 December 1892 in studio Schemboche in Turin. Kossuth (1802-1894) spent the last years of his life... [Item of the Day]
In the aftermath of the First World War, communists established a Soviet republic in Hungary under the leadership of Bela Kun. The rightist opposition, helped by Czechs and Romanians, tried to take... [Item of the Day]
Népszava (The Voice of the People), the daily of the Hungarian social democrats, in its issue of 16 April 1939 covered the political situation in the Netherlands. Dutch affluence results from a... [Item of the Day]
The opening up of the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe in 1989 was accelerated by the decision of the Hungarian government to remove part of its security fence on the Austrian border. Thousands of East... [Item of the Day]