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Papers Commemorating One Hundred and Fifty Years of University Forestry Education in Hungary. Presented by the Sopron Division (1957-1961) Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia
Author: [Hungary] [Forestry]
Reference #: 1868
Status: For Sale
List Price: $50.00
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1961. Quarto in wraps; p.o.n. on first leaf, Else Fine. 140 pp. with over 20 contributory essays.
From the Foreword: “During the recent cataclysmic upheaval in Hungary hundreds of forestry students and practising foresters were forced to leave their native land. In 1956 the youth of that mistreated and mutilated country broke their shackles and, to the amazement of an awe-stricken world, asked for the elementary right of freedom – that freedom in the name of which two world wars had been fought to make it available to all nations. It was at this time that two hundreds forestry students from Sopron University, accompanied by thirty members of their faculty and seventy dependents, to satchel and staff in hand and left their country for the unknown. Eventually they found a home – a congenial home – on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. There, as a fully affiliated group known as the ‘Sopron Division of the U.B.C. Forestry Faculty,’ these two hundred young men, under the tutelage of their own faculty members, continued their studies in their chosen profession.”
An important historical commemoration, representative of the jargon of the Cold War and of the courage of those students and staff. Uncommon.
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