By S. Alexander Weinstock
The plans for this examine have been formulated among 1956 and 1958. For a while then, I have been attracted to the tactics of private and social lodging and within the components that have been accountable for resistance to alter. whereas a graduate scholar at Columbia college at the moment, i used to be additionally affiliated with a multidisciplinary examine crew at Cornell college scientific schools learning the reactions of individuals of varied cultural and social backgrounds to events of pressure. The Hungarian refugees have been one of many teams being studied. I therefore determined to adopt a examine of the method of acculturation, the Hungarian refugees supplying an amazing inhabitants. i didn't count on to come across any critical problems. remember the fact that, the paintings used to be beset with each kind of hassle, monetary, conceptual, etc., that typically accompanies study tasks. it is just now, greater than a decade later, that i'm capable of current my findings of their ultimate shape. i'm happy to have this chance to precise my in debtedness to the numerous those who made thIS research attainable. i've been lucky in having academics, colleagues, and neighbors, an analogous individual, who helped me within the formula frequently all in of the matter, provided encouragement alongside each step, and taught me the very talents i used to be to use.
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Extra resources for Acculturation and Occupation: A Study of the 1956 Hungarian Refugees in the United States
According to the peace treaties signed in I9I9 and I920, Central Europe was to be partitioned along allegedly ethnic lines, in order to satisfy the demands for independence by the various ethnic minorities of the former Dual Monarchy. The strategic and economic demands of the Successor States (Rumania, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and Austria) were, however, often these original settlers. Since members of other nationalities have been assimilated into the Magyars during the past moo years, the term "Magyar" is used in this study only when differentiating that part of the population of Greater Hungary which identifies with the Magyar language and culture from the various minority groups who have settled in Hungary but identify with other languages and cultures.
Eisenstadt, op. , pp. 1-2; 242. CHAPTER III THE SAMPLE Background Hungarians have a long history of immigration to the United States. 2 The Hungarians admitted to the United States after the I956 revolution were, however, a very different group of immigrants from their predecessors. For one thing, they were received more cordially by Americans upon their arrival than any other immigrant group to the United States has ever been. " Because of their "fight against Communism," they were regarded as ideological kin to Americans who at that time were themselves concerned with the spread of Communism.
Under the terms of the peace treaty, Russia acquired an additional number of industrial plants and mines in Hungary which had been considered German assets. Most of these holdings had, however, only fallen into German hands through the illegal eviction of their Jewish owners. When the inflation was finally stopped, a single United States dollar was worth 4,600,000 quadrillion pengos. A new stable currency was issued in 1946, with the Communists claiming credit for ending the inflation. Although the largest industries in Hungary were nationalized in 1946, expropriation of private property was generally slower in Hungary than in other satellite countries.
Acculturation and Occupation: A Study of the 1956 Hungarian Refugees in the United States by S. Alexander Weinstock