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From North Korea to Budapest  North Korean students in the Hungarian revolution in 1956 - kongnpark

From North Korea to Budapest North Korean students in the Hungarian revolution in 1956

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ISBN: 9788962971804


In the 1950s around 1000 North Korean orphans and students were studying in Hungary. The purpose of this book is to tell the North Korean students' role in the Hungarian revolution and anti Soviet freedom fight in 1956. After the collapse of Central and East European communism in 1989, many former Hungarian freedom fighters declared that, during the time of the Hungarian revolution, they had got a lot of help from North Korean students. Most of these students already had war experience, as the men in their twenties had already fought in the battlefields of the Korean War. 


Mozes Csoma

The author, Mozes Csoma is the chairperson of the Korean Department at Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary. He has published several books in Seoul and Budapest about the history of the Korea-Hungary relations. In 2015 he received an award from the South Korean Ministry of Culture in recognition of his contribution to promoting Korean culture in Hungary. Mozes Csoma also serves as a member of the editorial board of the South Korean journal Yoksa Kyoyuk (The Korean History Education Review).



The roots of the North Korea and Hungary relations 
The Korean War and Hungary 
The emergence of the Kim Il-Sung Elementary School in Budapest 
The age of the first “Korean Wave” in Hungary 
North Korean university students in Hungary 
More student groups arrive 
The emergence of the Park Jong-ae Institute in Budapest 
The integration of the young Koreans in Hungary 
Disillusion with the Stalinist regime in Hungary 
Personal memories of the North Koreans from Hungarian individuals 
The year 1956 
Internal affairs in the Pyongyang regime 
The Hungarian revolution and the North Korean students 
·Moricz Zsigmond square in Budapest 
·Szena square 
·Tuzolto street 
Korean medical students in the revolution 
The provincial city of Veszpr?m 
The division between the North Korean students 
The repatriation of the North Korean students 
The future lives of the North Korean students who were sent back to the DPRK 
North Korean students who crossed the border between Hungary and Austria 
The memories of Mr. Zang Gi Hong 
The memories of Dr. Rim Zang Dong 
Internal situation in the Pyongyang regime after the Hungarian revolution 
Attempts to escape from the other East European Countries 
The later lives of the students who were repatriated from Hungary 
Campaign to break up international marriages 
Restriction of the movement of foreign diplomats in North Korea 
Provocations against the embassies of the “fraternal countries” 
The emergence of the modern “Hermit Kingdom” 

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