University of Rochester

Talk Celebrates the Exploits of Polish General Józef Zachariasz Bem

September 9, 2013

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 4:30 p.m., Sept. 29, LeChase Hall, Genrich-Rusling Room, University of Rochester River Campus

WHAT: Louis I. Nagy, executive secretary of the Hungarian-American Club of Rochester, will give a talk on "General Józef Zachariasz Bem (1794-1850): Son of Poland, Hero of Hungary." The lecture will review Bem's life, with emphasis on his action-filled year in Hungary and his inspirational role as a champion of liberty.

The Polish general, famous for his role in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 against Russia, enjoys an enduring legacy: the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 began with a protest at the foot of a statue of Bem in Budapest.

The lecture is part of the Skalny Center Four-thirty Tea series. Attendees will enjoy tea in a cafe-like setting, with an opportunity to chat with each other and listen to the informal talk. The ongoing series focuses on topics related to Central Europe.

ADMISSION: The talk is free and open to the public.

SPONSOR: The University of Rochester's Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Skalny Center at 585.275.9898.