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My name is Eva S. Balogh. As a twenty-year-old university student, I left Hungary in December 1956, after the failed Hungarian revolution. In late February, I arrived in Canada without knowing a word of English. After more or less learning the language I enrolled as a student at Carleton University, Ottawa, where I received my B.A. (hon.) in 1965, majoring in history. I continued my studies at Yale University, where first I received an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies, an interdisciplinary program, and later a Ph.D. in history. I taught East European history at Yale and published a number of studies on Hungarian foreign policy and party politics between the two world wars.

  1. January 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm | #1

    I’am half hungarian/and lived down south enough to gain the charelston S.C. ACSENT
    is it safe to move to budapest as an american and how much $ forint or dollars would I need to live safe and comfortable

  2. Pascal
    January 22, 2014 at 11:35 am | #2

    Hi There
    Really like your blog. I have a question – I will be going to Budapest on an Erasmus exchange for a few months. I notice that there is a National holiday on the 15th of March which is a Saturday. Does that mean that either the Friday or the Monday is a bank/school holiday or is it just the Saturday that is a day off. Thanks for your help.

    Pascal.

  3. January 23, 2014 at 1:59 pm | #3

    I wish to retire in hungary need to learn your language

  4. Dave Weston
    January 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm | #4

    Dear Mrs Balogh,
    Why is your old Typepad site esbalogh.typepad.com in Hebrew? I looked up your website the other day and found that your old URL is still there.

    Regards,
    Dave

  5. January 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm | #5

    Dave Weston :

    Dear Mrs Balogh,
    Why is your old Typepad site esbalogh.typepad.com in Hebrew? I looked up your website the other day and found that your old URL is still there.

    Regards,
    Dave

    If you open the site and translate the page into English it becomes clear that it is not my site. Someone is taking advantage of my name. I will report it.

  6. February 6, 2014 at 2:56 am | #6

    Dear Mrs Balogh, could you get in touch with me via Email? Let me thank you for the extreme valuable perspective you give Hungary. A lot of questions and uncertainties remain due to a lack of know-how of the hungarian language. Thanks, Marc

  7. RM
    February 10, 2014 at 8:45 am | #7

    Hi Eva,

    For your information: the Holocaust Memorial Center has now posted their professional opinion regarding the deportations in 1941 (because of the discussion around ‘Veritas’ and its chief) and the German ‘occupation’ of Hungary (the monument on Szabadsag ter). Available on the website hkde.hu.

    Regards,

    RM

  8. Robert
    February 17, 2014 at 9:29 am | #8

    Hello; I am Robert and I live in Ottawa Canada. I was researching family history and came up with information that my late uncle, who had died in Jachymov in 1947, had been approached by a New York Times writer; Emile Havas. Apparently Havas offered my uncle a deal to give information about the mines and be allowed to immigrate to the US. That didn’t happen and my uncle died(?). Now I read about a Havas and an Albert Wass…………is this Havas the same as the Havas meeting my uncle ?

  9. February 17, 2014 at 10:29 am | #9

    Robert :

    Hello; I am Robert and I live in Ottawa Canada. I was researching family history and came up with information that my late uncle, who had died in Jachymov in 1947, had been approached by a New York Times writer; Emile Havas. Apparently Havas offered my uncle a deal to give information about the mines and be allowed to immigrate to the US. That didn’t happen and my uncle died(?). Now I read about a Havas and an Albert Wass…………is this Havas the same as the Havas meeting my uncle ?

    Yes, I assume so.

  10. Todd
    February 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm | #10

    Dear Mrs Balogh, I have recently found our blog and have enjoyed what I read so far. I have traveled to Budapest five times since 2010 and have recently found out I have Hungarian heritage. I appreciate you are taking the time to write about your views. As I learn more about the history, people and now trying the language I am more interested than ever. I look forward to many more posts. Todd

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