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By Andrew L. Simon

The a number of contributions of Hungarian society within the fields of paintings, technological know-how, expertise and activities are highlighted right here.

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But on March 19, 1944, German oc cu pa tion com menced. Soon, the de por ta tion of Jews be gan. The coun try was forced into all out war and the in ev i ta ble sec ond ca tas tro phe of the cen tury occurred. Hun gary lost almost ten per cent of her pop u la tion by the end of World War II. She also lost her free dom. Communism and Its Aftermath Towards the end of World War II, Pres i dent Roo se velt’s en thrall ment with Joseph Sta lin at Yalta sealed the fate of the coun tries of East Cen tral Eu rope.

In the six teenth cen tury Hun gary cre ated a new style of em broi dery which was a merger of East ern and West ern mo tifs, yet char ac ter is ti cally Hun gar ian. Items embroidered are endless, including bookmarks, saddles, boots, pil lows and bed clothes, cloaks and man tels, ta ble cloths and aprons. As a matter of fact, in the seventeenth century, Hungarians were ardently em broi der ing prac ti cally everything they could get their hands on, in clud ing la dies’ lin ge rie and gen tle men’s un der cloth ing.

As a re sult of this ini tial con tact, vig or ous cor re spondence was maintained between the American and Hungarian scientific in sti tu tions, lead ing to periodic exchanges of sci en tific in forma tion and equip ment. The original re cords are still ex tant in the Ar chives of the Amer i can Philo soph i cal So ci ety Li brary. Due to the 1848-49 rev o lu tion in Hun gary, and the sub se quent re pres sion, the highest institution of Hungarian science was compelled to weaken, or even sever, its care fully built up for eign re la tions.

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