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Hungary supports restoration of century-old Hungarian cemetery in US

A century-old cemetery in the US state of Georgia, the final resting place for Hungarian vintners who emigrated there, was re-opened on Saturday, following a restoration undertaken with support from Hungary.

Deputy state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office Peter Szilagyi acknowledged the Hungarian Community Church of Georgia for coordinating the restoration which was supported by the state secretariat for national policy, Bethlen Gabor Fund Management and various companies and private individuals.

Around 200 wine-making families from Hungary emigrated to the area in the west of Georgia at the invitation of an American businessman in the 1880s.

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