On demand we provide a 45-minute-long history lesson presented by our local experts in history for audiences older than 12 years old. Lectures are optional, and only available prior to or after a guided tour. The aim of our history lessons is to provide more insights into Hungary’s past and present and to give a unique experience to students outside the regular scholar environment.
1. Hungary during World War II
The lecture presents Hungary’s role in WWII. The presentation is enlivened with maps and photos about true, undistorted events, human fates and decisions, which led to the devastation of Budapest. During the program the history of the Hospital in the Rock is given special attention, enriched with eye witnesses’ reminiscences.
2. The Life Rescuers
The lesson covers the events of the Holocaust in Hungary focusing on the most significant stories of life rescuers, like Gábor Sztehlo, Raoul Wallenberg, Giorgio Perlasca, and Friedrich Born. We investigate these heroes’ motivation, what made them insist on saving other people’s lives in those desperate times.
3. The 1956 Revolution
The lecture provides an overview of the 1956 revolution, its meaning and impact. During the lesson we examine how the peaceful student demonstration evolved into a fight for freedom, what was Imre Nagy’s role as the prime minister at that time, and how these events influenced Hungary’s history.
4. The Cold War
A lecture befitting the spirit of a former nuclear bunker. In this lesson we cover the history of proxy wars and the nuclear arms race between the USA and the Soviet Unionx from 1945 till 1991.
5. The A-Bomb – the past and present of the nuclear threat
The aim of this lecture is to discuss the past and present of nuclear weapons in the world. Students get acquainted with the details of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the possible effects of the currently available nuclear weapons in order to draw attention to the untold nuclear threat existing today.