THE IRON CURTAIN AND ITS STORIES on website and in mobile application Throughout the years 2013 and 2014, an international collaborative platform of oral-history projects called “Memory of Nations” has carried out intense work devoted to documenting the stories of people whose lives were affected by the Iron Curtain.
A WITNESS TO THE PAST. SALVAGING HUNGARY'S ARCHIVAL HERITAGE An international petition protesting the Government of Hungary’s planned legislation to allow for the destruction of archival documents pertaining to the country’s communist secret police. Submitted to the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Ottawa and to the European Union Delegation to Canada Edited by: Christopher Adam
"Crimes of Communism" An international conference was held in Prague on February 24-6, 2010. The 1956 Institute was one of the co-organizers and cooperating partners in the conference. The organizers requested certain three national institutions to prepare national reports. The Hungarian report was prepared by János M. Rainer.
János Rainer M.: The Agent. Fragments on State Security and Middle Class Values in Kádárist Hungary
Issue nr. 22 of TSEECS (Norwegian University of Science and Technology Program on East European Culture and Societies, Trondheim) has been published! The issue carries János M. Rainer's study, The Agent. Fragments on State Security and Middle Class Values in Kádárist Hungary. This is an exemplary piece of scholarly handicraft that exploits the files of the political police of the Kádár era to generate fascinating and most valuable insight into the social and cultural history of socialist Hungary's Bildungsbürgertum in the 1960s and 1970s. Dr. Rainer is Director of the 1956 Isntitute, one of Hungary's leading research institution in the study of contemporary history.
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THE OTHER HUNGARY Critical and opposition movements and groups in Hungary’s Kádár period
LOSONCZY GÉZA halálának 52. évfordulóján 2009. december 21-én 11 órakor felavatták Kalmár János szobrászművész reliefjét. Az újságíró-politikus életpályáját Kövér György történész méltatta. A beszédét itt olvashatja el.