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“Innocent Victims and Schoolgirl Warriors: A Child Witness's Account of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.”

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:20pm

Nov 1, 2017

“Innocent Victims and Schoolgirl Warriors: A Child Witness's Account of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.”

Peter Hargitai, Florida International University

VIDEO

Professor Peter Hargitai will show a documentary-short entitled “Daughter of the Revolution”  (10-minutes) about a child-witness to the bloody Hungarian Revolution of 1956. In the film, Hargitai and his adult son revisit his turbulent past, but ultimately the film pays tribute to the brave women, some as young as 14, who had taken their fight to the streets of Budapest. Animated scenes from his 2006 novel, bearing the same title, are weaved into the narrative to bring history to life. After viewing the film Professor Hargitai will contrast the lure of “armchair” Marxism at American universities with the realities of living and fighting for freedom under Communism.

photo of Peter Hargitai