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61st Hungarian Congress – VOICES FROM THE PERIPHERY

The Hungarian Association has proclaimed


a collection of essays, published by the Canadian Rákoczi Foundation as the 2022 Book of the Year.

Voices from the Periphery is evidence that history matters – not only the study of the past – but also by shedding light on how events of the past have impacted lives in the present. 

This is a collection of thought-provoking essays written by young people whose families have lived as minorities in various countries in east-central Europe for four generations. They became minorities not because their families migrated to different parts of Europe, but because the borders were changed overnight by the Treaty of Trianon after the end of the First World War.

Voices from the Periphery examines how the current generation of young people perceive the impact of the treaty that has had such a long-term effect on their lives. Their essays not only examine the painful legacy of the past, but also recommend pathways to a more positive future. Their voices must be heard.