Accession Number : ADA296531

Title :   The Hungarian Exile Movement in the United States during World War II and the American Response.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Gutierrez, Brad A.

PDF Url : ADA296531

Report Date : 06 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : At the outbreak of World War II, Hungary was a small nation trying to protect her independence and autonomy from the expansionist German machine. To hedge her bet, Hungary decided to try to follow the example of the successful Czech exile movement in World War I. Teleki and Horthy sent one of Hungary's respected statesmen, Tibor Eckhardt, to the United States to establish a skeleton organization which could become an exile government speaking for the Hungarian nation if the times deemed it necessary. The result was a parade of critics from the left wing of the Hungarian-American community looking out for their own interests rather than the interests of Hungary, and an American State Department which declined to issue formal recognition to any Hungary movement. The list of notable figures present in the United States during this time with an interest in the fate of Hungary is a who's who of Hungarian history of the twentieth century. There were numerous plans which could have been effective if all Hungarian sympathizers had worked together.

Descriptors :   *MIGRATION, *POLITICAL REVOLUTION, *HUNGARY, *REFUGEES, WARFARE, UNITED STATES, ORGANIZATIONS, RESPONSE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE