Magyar Öregdiák Szövetség - Bessenyei György Kör
New Brunswick, NJ, USA
|The Association was founded in
1960 by Hungarian students at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
(USA), most of whom left their country after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
in which many of them participated and which was crushed by Soviet
Outstanding Hungarian writers, scientists and artists participate regularly in the Association's lecture, conference and exhibit series.
The Association's Hungarian Saturday Classes offered instruction in the basics of Hungarian language and culture for 26 years to some 1,000 youngsters and adults.
This school helped initiate the Hungarian Native Language Conference (Anyanyelvi Konferencia), an international professional association assisting Hungarian language and culture maintenance and instruction beyond Hungary's borders with specialized books, teacher's seminars, summer courses, periodicals and conferences.
The History Makers Testify (Tanúk-korukról) oral history series of the Association provided an open forum for some of those who played leading roles in changing history. 22 such history makers talked about their actions in this series, 8 of these lectures were published by the Association in book form.
The Association maintains two scholarships. One helps students in the Hungarian Studies Program at Rutgers, the other provides assistance to the Újvidéki Diáksegélyzô Egyesület (Újvidéki/Novi Sad Student Aid Association).
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