The National Museum’s Trianon exhibition comes to Hajdúböszörmény

The Hungarian National Museum commemorates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Trianon with a traveling exhibit in honor of the Year of National Unity.

“Trianon is not only an unfinished Hungarian story from the past but also a present and future European matter. László Kövér, the Speaker of the National Assembly, emphasized at the opening of the exhibition that “every nation in Europe must fight for its own identity for its survival in the future”.

The exhibition objectively presents the milestones of the Treaty of Trianon. Those interested can learn more about the European geopolitical changes that unfolded after World War I, Hungary’s defeat in the war, and, most importantly, the process of losing the ability to defend itself. 

The exhibition shows not only the suffering of the Hungarian nation following Trianon but it also provides an insight into the process of Hungary’s recovery and action after 1920. it not only presents the facts of what happened but also displays Hungary’s ability to recover and restore the country’s vitality and performance after Trianon, Kövér said.

Benedek Varga, Director General of the Hungarian National Museum, said that the exhibition will be open in a 300-square-meter tent in the Museum Garden until mid-October, after which it will travel to Tata, Mosonmagyaróvár, and Hajdúböszörmény.

Photo credit: MTI / Máthé Zoltán