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Duquesne Hosts National American Hungarian Conference

Hungarian Identity in an Intercultural World is the theme that will be explored during the 33rd annual conference of the American Hungarian Educator’s Association (AHEA) at Duquesne University.

The three-day conference, which provides an opportunity to learn more about Hungarian studies and heritage, will feature various addresses and discussion groups. Highlights of the conference include:

  • World War II and the Holocaust in Hungary, lecture presented by Les Banos, a secret agent in the Hungarian resistance, 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8
  • Screening of the film Brady’s Escape, about an American pilot shot down over Nazi occupied Hungary, at 7:30 p.m. on May 8
  • Keynote address, Hungarians in the Forced Labor Camps of the Gulag, presented by Dr. Steven Béla Vardy, McAnulty Distinguished Professor of History at Duquesne, at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, May 9

Sessions on Friday and Saturday will address topics including the Holocaust, literary and cultural studies, education in the U.S. and Hungary, post-war history, and dance and music, among others.

To register or for more information call 412.396.6395 or e-mail derose@duq.edu.

The AHEA is a professional and scholarly organization devoted to the teaching and dissemination of Hungarian culture, history, folklore, literature, language, fine arts, music and scientific achievements.

When: Thursday, May 8, 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, May 9, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Bayer Learning Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

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