September 24, 2006 - Leica Gallery, NYC

Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary

THE HON. KINGA GÖNCZ

at the 1956 Revolution Photo Exhibition by Austrian artist

ERICH LESSING:

THE 1956 HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION

50 YEARS LATER

The exhibition was organized in conjunction with the Hungarian Consulate
General in New York, and has been generously supported by AP International,
the Hungarian Art Foundation, the William Penn Association, and William Jakab

Exhibition open from September 14 - November 4, 2006
Leica Gallery, 670 Broadway, NYC

Foreign Minister Kinga Göncz bestowed
Hungarian State Decorations on this occasion to
James F. Horváth, Sr. and Thomas Nonn
for their unique and personal roles in and following the 1956 events

Photos: Gabriella Gyorffy and Susan Nonn

Welcome by Ambassador Dr. Gábor Horváth Consul General

Kinga Göncz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, James F. Horvath Sr.,
Thomas Nonn, William Jakab, and Gábor Földvári, Deputy Consul General

George Lovas, President of the New York Area Coordinating
Committee for the Commemoration of the 1956 Revolution

Michael Korda, author and Editor in Chief Emeritus of
Simon & Schuster, son of actress Gertrude Musgrove and
film production designer Vincent Korda and nephew of
director, producer Sir Alexander Korda

In 1956 he was a student at Oxford. In October, with three other friends, he drove to Budapest to bring badly needed medicine and to participate, at street level, in the Revolution. In his book Journey to a Revolution: A History and Memoir of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Michael Korda writes with brilliant detail, suspense, occasional humor, and sustained anger a vivid and richly detailed picture of the events and the people.

James F. Horvath businessman...

...and Thomas Nonn Painter received
The Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary
bestowed by László Sólyom, President of the Republic of Hungary,
presented by Kinga Göncz, Minister of Foreign Affairs

A Magyar Köztársasági Érdemrend Tisztikeresztje

James F. Horváth, Sr. and Thomas Nonn with
The Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary

"...for preserving the memory and ideals of the
1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight"

Thomas Nonn thanked his wife Susan for her support

James F. Horvath with his wife Isabelle...

...and with Ambassador Gábor Horváth

William Jakab, one of the supporters of the Exhibition

Kinga Göncz with Agnes Heller

Susan Nonn

Carol Roth and Rezso Hrosz

Agnes Niemetz

George Lang, Restaurateur, Café des Artistes
 and Peter Tufo, US Ambassador to Hungary (1997-2001)

Erich Lessing:
THE 1956 HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION
Fifty Years Later

"Erich Lessing's wonderful and deeply moving photographs of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 are like brilliant windows illuminating the past. Nobody captured better the faces of the "Freedom Fighters" (as they came to be known), or the cold, gritty reality of the streets of Budapest during the fighting fifty years ago that astonished the world"

Michael Korda   read further >>> (pdf)

The exhibition open from September 14 until November 4, 2006
Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 6

Leica Gallery, 670 Broadway, NYC

The exhibition was organized in conjunction with the
Hungarian Consulate General in New York, and has been generously
supported by AP International, the Hungarian Art Foundation,
the William Penn Association, and William Jakab