Has Hungary Forgotten Its History?
The refugee crisis in Hungary, although unprecedented in scale, parallels other moments in the country's history.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | September 16, 2015
Thousands of refugees are pouring into Hungary. And yet, it wasn't so long ago thousands of refugees were pouring out of the country. (Video U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees)
In 1956, in the aftermath of a failed revolution against the Soviet Union, some 200,000 Hungarians fled their country. Fortunately for them, Austria kept its borders open. (Video via U.S. National Archives)
The same can't be said of Hungary today.