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Hungarian Festival of Freedom

Celebrating the
50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution
- October 21-22, 2006. Cleveland, Ohio

Performing at the Festival
Peforming on the main stage

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Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society

Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society

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Congressman Tom Lantos
The Honorable Tom Lantos, keynote speaker. Congressman Lantos is the only holocaust survivor ever to serve in the US Congress.

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Congressman Tom Lantos and daughter Annette
Congressman Tom Lantos and daughter Annette

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Hungarian Freedom Statue
The Freedom Statue will honor the Hungarian Freedom Fighters of 1956 who fought against oppression.

The statue will be a permanent memorial located at Mindszenty Plaza in Cleveland. The statue will be engraved with the names of donors and will read:
October 23, 1956
Freedom Is Not Free
In honor of the many Hungarian Freedom Fighters who fought against Soviet oppression.
Torn from the flag the symbol of oppression.


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John Juhasz, Chairman of the Festival of Freedom
John Juhasz, Chairman of the Festival of Freedom, watches the keynote address

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Bruno Thut
Bruno Thut. At age 19, Bruno was a youth leader in support of Hungarian refugees in Switzerland

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Marek Jan  Chodakiewicz  PhD, author and lecturer, Professor of History Institute of World Politics
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz PhD, author and lecturer, Professor of History, Institute of World Politics

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Steven Reger, Cleveland Clinic Research Scientist and 1956 Eyewtiness
Steven Reger, Cleveland Clinic Research Scientist
and 1956 Eyewtiness


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Csardas Dancers Candice Kish and Melissa Dial
Csardas Dancers Candice Kish and Melissa Dial

Csardas Dance Company is a 501c3 non-profit professional dance company located in northeast Ohio presenting traditional and contemporary works stemming from Hungrarian heritage.


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Eszti Pigniczky  Hungarian dancer in full costume
Eszti Pigniczky, Hungarian dancer, in full costume

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Margaret Csolty  and  Barbra Grayer
Margaret Csolty and Barbra Grayer

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Dr. August Pust and Dennis Kucinich
Dr. August Pust, former US Commissioner for Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad and Director Emeritus, Ohio Governor's Office of Multicultural Affairs and International Relations.

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Artist Emery Bogardy
Artist Emery Bogardy

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Robert Ivany at the closing ceremony
Dr. Robert Ivany at the closing ceremony

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Hungarain Nobel Laureates
Hungarain Nobel Laureates

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Bocskal Cultural Society
Bocskal Cultural Society
- Judith Osvath, Benta Erika and Farkas Eruvlet


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ClevelandHungarians.com display
ClevelandHungarians.com display

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Wilma Smith speaks to the crowd
Wilma Smith speaks to the crowd

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Judy Osvath in traditional Transylvanian costume
Judy Osvath in traditional Transylvanian costume

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Students representing Hungary in the Model UN
Students representing Hungary in the Model United Nations (clockwise from bottom left)
- Andrew Tesler, Dominic Lamirand,
Connor Dague and Jessica Munczenski


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Stephen Agoston  and  Bela Gazdag
Stephen Agoston and Bela Gazdag

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Mary Lou and John Uray
Mary Lou and John Uray

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Kate Uhlir with Diana  and Steven Baloth  with twins Zakary and Andrew and cousin Micah Baloth
Kate Uhlir with Diana and Steven Baloth with twins Zakary and Andrew and cousin Micah Baloth

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Danny and Kathy Vegh outside the Wolstein Center
Danny and Kathy Vegh outside the Wolstein Center
(read more about Danny Vegh)


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Hungarian girl dancers
Young dancers in costume

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Hungarian Cultural Center

Hungarian Cultural Center booth

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Student project about 1956

Student project about 1956

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Hungarian Flag and statue

The empty stage with the new statue

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at the Festival of Freedom
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