István Füzéki Medallion award ceremony

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The Association of Hungarian Librarians and its cooperating partners including National Széchényi Library, the Hungarian Library Institute and the Library of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office will hold a commemoration ceremony, starting at 2 p.m. on Friday October 25, 2019 in honor of the heroes of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1956.

With a wreathing ceremony, we will commemorate our colleague István Füzéki, who was executed by the Soviet troops for his courageous attitude.

The ceremony will also include the handing over of István Füzéki Medallion and the greeting of this year’s award winner Mihály Balogh.

Laudation will be delivered by Klára Szakmári, former president of the Library Teachers Association.

Venue: National Széchényi Library, Director-General’s Boardroom on Floor 5, and the space in front of István Füzéki’s memorial tablet István Füzéki Medallion

István Füzéki Medallion

Dr. Bálint Füzéki has established an award in memory of his brother, librarian István Füzéki who died a hero’s death in 1956. Each year the medallion is awarded to the librarian who, in the previous year, did the most, or achieved outstanding results in the field of library services and/or sciences.

István Füzéki’s memory (in Hungarian)