19 Jun

On the occasion of a new research project led by  Professor András Nagy on Povl Bang-Jensen, the Danish diplomat who helped to save many lives after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, a dinner was hosted by Ambassador Bogyay in the company of H.E. Mr. Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations; Ms. Bridget Sisk, Chief of the UN Archives and Records Management and a guest of honor Per Bang-Jensen, Povl Bang-Jensen’s son.

Professor Nagy, a Hungarian historian, dedicated a great part of his life to researching the heroic life of Mr. Bang-Jensen, who is still considered a national hero in Hungary. In 2016, by the request of the Hungarian Mission to the UN, many hundreds of pages of the classified 1956 Revolution-related documents were opened up for research by the public.  During dinner, András Nagy shared his research findings on these recently declassified documents. The participants also discussed possible avenues of future cooperation.

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