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Daniel,

To a Hungarian collector a very interesting grouping. DR BÁNSCHÁK AUGUSTON was one of the founding members of PEK (MAYGAR POLITIKAÍ ELÍTÉLTEK KÖZÖSSÉGE - HUNGARIAN UNION OF POLITICAL PRISONERS). I have not been able to find out much about the cross with PEK on the obverse but it would obviously have been associated with PEK in some way. The document associated with this award is the one framed in green leaves. Perhaps when I can find time to translate the document and do more research I can add something more about this medal. PEK put up a monument to political prisoners and I'll post a picture of it. It is located near the Petofi bridge on the Buda side of the Danube.

The round medal with "MAGYAR SZABASÁGHARCOS MAYGARORSZÁGÉRT" (HUNGARIAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS FEDERATION) printed on it is presented by this organization. It is easy to see which document this medal is associated with. Again not a lot of info on why this award was given but I'll keep researching and see what I can find. The best known monument to the Hungarian Revolution (October 23, 1956) is at SZENA TER on the Pest side of the Danube. Pictured below.

The last medal, which is a state award, is "A MAGYARKOZTÁRSASÁGI ÉRDEMREND KISKERESZTJE" (ORDER OF MERIT OF THE HUNGARIAN REPUBLIC - SMALL CROSS -(POLGARI TAGOZAT) CIVILIAN DIVISION). The civilian division of Hungarian awards is indicated by the green ribbon. Awarded by the President of the Republic and was instituted in 1991. Awarded for the first time in 1992. You have the green case this award comes in but I do not know if it contains everything the award is given with so a picture of it as well.

Regards,

Gordon

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Daniel,

I collected Hungarian artifacts when I lived in Budapest but have not bought much since I returned to Canada. Due to space problems, my Hungarian collection will need to be reduced drastically soon.

I enjoyed working on your medals and documents. Haven't done any research/translating in Hungarian for some time. Shows just how rusty my limited Hungarian has become.

Regards,

Gordon

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