On Monday, October 17, Ambassador of Hungary Dr. Réka Szemerkényi and leaders of Hungarian-American organizations across the Washington, DC area participated in the opening of the Special Exhibition at the United States Congress commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.


On Monday, October 17, the Embassy of Hungary, in collaboration with the Hungarian American Coalition, the American Hungarian Federation, and the American Hungarian Heritage House, opened a special exhibition and unveiled the sculpture version of the statue of the ’Budapest Lad’ (Pesti Srác) at the United States Congress commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. The ceremony took place in the Foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Distinguished guests and participants included: Chairman of the Board of the American Hungarian Federation, Ferenc Koszorús; President of the Hungarian American Coalition, Maximillian Teleki; President of the American Hungarian Heritage House, István Fedor; Former Doyen of the Hungarian National Assembly and founder of the Hungarian Revolutionary Council in New York, Dr. János Horváth; ‘56er and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Hungary, Dr. Jenő Megyesy; President of the Danube Institute in Budapest, Dr. John O’Sullivan; and Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Dr. Marion Smith.

To view a photo gallery of the event, please click HERE.