"Seeking Refuge: Minnesota and the refugee experience Sticky

Please join us, Minnesota Hungarians member, Laszlo G. Fulop will be one of the speakers.
Join the IHRC to explore Minnesota’s unique history as a place of resettlement for refugees from Europe, Asia, and Africa and consider the state’s role in the ongoing global refugee crisis today.

Speakers include:
Abdi Roble, Executive Director of the Somali Documentary Project;

Laszlo G. Fulop, Hungarian American Coalition Vice President;

Mai Na Lee, Professor of History and Asian American Studies.

Location: Willey Hall, Room 175, 225 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Date: April 21, 2016   6 pm

For more information click here.

Mpls. St. Paul International Film Festival - April 7-23, 2016. Sticky

Hungarian Films

Fever at Dawn

Director: Peter Gardos

Sun, Apr 10 6:50 PM
Thu, Apr 14 2:10 PM

Miklós, a Hungarian survivor of Bergen Belsen, arrives in a refugee camp in Sweden. He is skin and bone, and has no teeth. The doctor says he has only months to live. But Miklós has other plans. He acquires a list of 117 young Hungarian women who are also in refugee camps in Sweden, and he writes a letter to each of them —obsessively, in his beautiful hand, sitting in the shade of a tree in the hospital garden. One of those young women, he is sure, will become his wife.

Director: Károly Ujj-Mészáros
Tue, Apr 19 7:20 PM
Fri, Apr 22 9:50 PM

Magyar Cserkész Nap - 2016. 05. 28.

Magyar Cserkész Nap – 2016. május 28.

Szeretettel várjuk a magyarul beszélő iskolás korú gyerekeket szüleikkel a Magyar Cserkész Portyázásra. Az egész napos program keretében lesz kézműves foglalkozás, kenuzás, tábortűz: a gyerekek gyarapíthatják ügyességi és történelmi tudásukat. A tanyázás fő attrakciója a

számháborúval egybekötött akadályverseny lesz.

International Institute Of Minnesota Creates the Olga Zoltai Award for Outstanding Service to New Americans

Saint Paul, Minnesota, March 13, 2016

The International institute of Minnesota (IIM) has created an award to be given annually called the Olga Zoltai Award. Its purpose is to acknowledge outstanding service within the community to New Americans. It was awarded for the first time on March 13, 2016. The inaugural recipient is Zoltai herself, in honor of her extraordinary contributions to helping new Americans flourish.

Zoltai worked at the IIMN from 1971 until 1993 and initiated many of the programs that have blossomed into the wealth of services IIMN provides today to help refugees get a strong start to a new life. Upon her retirement, the Minneapolis Star Tribune dubbed her the local “Patron Saint of Immigrants” in a front page tribute to her career.
Born in Sopron, Hungary, Zoltai learned the struggles of being a refugee at the young age of thirteen, when her family fled their homeland minutes ahead of advancing Russian troops. Crossing the Alps predominately on foot, her family spent several years in Austria where multitudes of refugees streamed in from many countries, food was scarce, and the fear was palpable that the cold war between the Allies and Russia would explode around them. Her family eventually immigrated to Canada, hoeing sugar beets for two years as indentured agricultural servants to repay the Canadian government for their passage. While in Canada, Olga married a fellow Hungarian, Tibor Zoltai. They eventually moved to Saint Paul when Tibor was hired as a professor at the University of Minnesota. To learn more about their fascinating journey, read My Flag Grew Stars: World War II Refugees’ Journey to America written by their daughter Kitty Gogins and available on Amazon.com.

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