Post office issues stamps commemorating 100th anniversary of Trianon
The Hungarian Post Office issued commemorative stamps marking the 100th anniversary of the Trianon Peace Treaty.
Addressing a ceremony to mark the occasion, Gergely Gulyas, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, called Trianon “a national tragedy”. He described its effects as “a conflict frozen over a century, one that we lost; yet our neighbours weren’t exactly winners either”.
He said central Europe had been stifled of the ability to grow and form a home for nations that had lived side-by-side for centuries.
Gulyas said that now, after a hundred years, Trianon had become a symbol of how “the Hungarian nation can survive, even if it was condemned to death”.