Join us on Saturday, September 12 at 2 pm for our first program of the season!
The Treaty of Trianon, a perspective a century later, presented by Mr. István Hegedüs.
After the four-year long murderous First World War between the Entente and the Central Powers, the victors convened in Versailles to decide the fate of the vanquished in a series of peace treaties. The Treaty of Trianon, signed on June 4th 1920, dealt specifically with Hungary which, being a part of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy, was on the losing side. The presenter will outline the major clauses of this treaty and provide a historical overview of events that have culminated in a political decision that most Hungarians regard as one of the greatest tragedies inflicted on their country. Since it is the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon this year, it is an appropriate time to shed light on why it is still seen as an unjust diktat rather than a fair settlement, one that continues to stir strong feelings that influence Hungary’s politics to this day.
Mr. Hegedüs is a skilled and respected educator, having received his diploma in education from the University of London, his MA from the University of Aberdeen and a BA from the University of Toronto in “The History and Philosophy of Science”. He has lectured and taught on various topics dealing with Hungarian history.
He will give his presentation via ZOOM.
The ZOOM link will be sent one day prior to the presentation to those who completed the RSVP. We will have time for Q and A.
Join us for this virtual program! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or comments.
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See you soon! A viszontlátásra!