Hungarian Book about Janos Vitez by Sándor Petőfi

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I found this book among my mother's possessions after her death. We have no Hungarian relatives or connections other than a lady who cleaned for my family from about 1968 to 1975. I knew her well. 

She was a Hungarian Jew who had survived Auschwitz, she may have given this book to my mother as a gift for my youngest brother, he was born in 1969.  

Does anyone have any information about this book or it's significance  It is a popup book it opens into a circle, the front and back covers can be tied together with string. It has marvelous illustrations it was published in Budapest in 1956.

I looked it up on Google and found one copy for sale through an antique book site, for sale for $500 approx. Is it something a Hungarian heritage group would want?

János Vitéz book

in The Tree House by M Ross G2G6 Pilot (362k points)

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Did you have a look here

by Jelena Eckstädt G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
Yes, thank you, I looked up the story.

I don't have a reason to keep the book, so if my idea was if it is important enough to the Hungarian community I would like to find a group to donate it to. 1956 was the year of the Hungarian uprising against the Soviets in control of the country. I have no idea if the date of publication may make it significant.
Or maybe there is a community of Hungarian expats somewhere near you. Possibly you can contact them.
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by Laszlo Josa G2G1 (1.3k points)
The picture is in the original post, not the same front cover as in your Abebooks post.
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I contacted Liz Szabo Vos at Magyar Marketing a Hungarian Group and also Andrea Lauer Rice President at Hungarian American Coalition
by Laszlo Josa G2G1 (1.3k points)
Thanks, please let me know me know what they say


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