Extended essays by various authors, in English or Hungarian, on the modern political history of Hungary, especially during
World War II. The essays were gathered by Dr. Frank de Balogh, ca. 1965, as part of USC's "Living History" project.
After World War II and particularly after the Revolution in Hungary in 1956 there was a great influx of Hungarian refugees
to the United States and to California. In 1961, the University of Southern California Library, realizing that this was an
important source of knowledge of recent history of the nation, contacted one the of the more influential and knowledgeable
Hungarians in Los Angeles, Dr. Frank de Balogh, and told him we were concerned about the vast amount of information possessed
by many of the refuges who once held official government positions or who were otherwise in a position to know unpublished
historical facts. Dr. de Balogh, former Secretary to the Royal Hungarian Minister of Finance, recognized the value of the
idea and contacted several of his friends, and together they drew up a select list of Hungarians in Europe and the United
States who were able to contribute to the writing of this history. The library wrote to some and Dr. de Balogh personally
wrote and talked to others. The response was gratifying and gave us advice and direction. Dr. de Balogh accepted the task
of accurately translating the papers into an English style comparable to the original Hungarian. All papers needed either
translating or editing.
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