Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Rowan Atkinson's speech at Reform Section 5 Parliamentary reception

See also: Reform Section 5 website and the group's Youtube channel.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Hungarian Uprising to be commemorated in European Parliament

I noticed this in the European Parliament the other day (click to enlarge). It is good to see that the heroic uprising of the Hungarian people against Marxist tyranny of 1956 will be remembered in the European Parliament, at least in some small way.

I was intrigued by the reference to a House of Terror museum in the above poster, the director of which being a speaker at this event, and I thought this merited further investigation.

The House of Terror is a Museum in Budapest dedicated to remembering the suffering of Hungarians under totalitarianism.

This is from its website: 
Having survived two terror regimes, it was felt that the time had come for Hungary to erect a fitting memorial to the victims, and at the same time to present a picture of what life was like for Hungarians in those times...
Opened on February 24th, 2002 at 5 pm, the House of Terror Museum - the only one of its kind - is a monument to the memory of those held captive, tortured and killed in this building. The Museum, while presenting the horrors in a tangible way, also intends to make people understand that the sacrifice for freedom was not in vain. Ultimately, the fight against the two cruellest systems of the 20th century ended with the victory of the forces of freedom and independence.
You can find the website of the House of Terror here (English language).