Hungarian exodus with an Irish twist

{ "b" : "Stateless," , "cite" : "by Mark Collins, Pillar Press, Kilkenny, €13."}

28th October, 2006

{ "b" : "Stateless," , "cite" : "by Mark Collins, Pillar Press, Kilkenny, €13."}

Stateless is the fictional tale of Hungarian refugees who fled the uprising against Soviet rule 50 years ago. Newly admitted to the UN and anxious to make its mark in the community of nations, Ireland agreed to take in 1,000 refugees, yet only 530 took up the offer, ending up in a cold, damp military camp in Co Clare.

This is a sort of ‘frying pan into the...

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