Kossuth Plaque in Paris
On June 6 1998 a bronze memorial plaque was unveiled to Lajos Kossuth. Location: "PlaceKossuth" (formerly Place Chateudun; renamed "Kossuth" in 1956; it is in the 2nd arrondissement,along the Rue Saint Roch). The plaque was at the initiative of Tibor Méray, noted author andpresident of the "League of Hungarian Human Rights" in France.
The League was founded in 1923 by Hungarian workers to aid those who could not speak French.First president: Mihály Károlyi.. Mr. Méray commented: "we were trying to find a way tocelebrate the 150th anniversary of the Hungarian freedom revolution. Thus we decided on a plaqueto Lajos Kossuth."
The bronze plaque is the work of sculptor András Gál and was unveiled by Ferenc Fejt. After the unveiling the audience joined in the rendition of the the first verse of the "Kossuth Nóta"(traditional song).
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