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Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday and tradition, the need to give thanks is universal, especially in these challenging times.
We thank you for your support and we appreciate you!

• Our parent organization, The Hungarian Human Rights Foundation for making this wonderful program possible since 2012.
• Our generous patrons who support our mission annually.
• Our volunteers who always make themselves available when we need them.
• Our partners who are working hard on keeping Hungarian traditions alive throughout the Hungarian diaspora. 


Since this Thanksgiving will be a little (or a lot) different from what we are used to and most of us won't be travelling, may we suggest some of our favorite Hungarian and Hungarian related movies that might make your holiday special while relaxing at home.

On Body and Soul  (2017, romantic drama)
A Hungarian drama which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
Story: When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dream, where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love, they decide to make their dreams come true, but it's difficult in real life.
Watch it on Netflix!

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The Queen's Gambit (2020, TV mini-series)
Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in the 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.
Watch it on Netflix!
Quick facts:
Judit Polgár (born in 1976), Hungarian chess player, is considered the strongest female chess player of all time. She has 2 sisters and all three Polgár sisters have achieved world-class results in chess. Click here to find more about their extraordinary achievements! 
Want to become a pro?
Check out Susan Polgár's video lessons.


The Last Kingdom (2015, history)
Netflix's epic drama about the early years of England is actually filmed in Hungary. 
The drama encompasses some incredible locations, from sprawling battlefields and lush forests to the grimy towns of medieval England. Season 5 is coming soon! Click here to find out more about the Hungarian scenes.
Watch it on Netflix!


Son of Saul (2015, drama, war)
Son of Saul is a 2015 Hungarian drama film directed by László Nemes. The film won the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
Story: Jewish-Hungarian concentration camp prisoner sets out to give a child he mistook for his son a proper burial. Watch it on VUDU!


When Shall We Kiss (2011, comedy, romance, tv series)
Story: Set in Budapest, this series looks at relationships and the search for happiness, marriage and family life as experienced by a modern big-city generation.
Watch it on HBO Max!


Sing (2016, shortfilm)
Set in 1991, it follows the story of a girl who moves to a new elementary school and becomes a member of the award-winning school choir. In 2017, the film won the Oscar for Best Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards. Watch it on Youtube!



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This one-of-a-kind Program needs your support to continue our service to future generations of Hungarian Americans and Canadians. Shop this holiday at smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to ReConnect Hungary. Please select our parent organization, Hungarian Human Rights Foundation, as your charity of choice.

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We are truly grateful to have supporters like you, and wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! 

ReConnect Hungary – Hungarian Birthright Program

Lucy Kosty, RH'21

My whole life I felt like we were missing pieces to our Hungarian heritage. The only things passed down through the generations were the food and some family stories. After this trip, I feel like I got to fill in those gaps. I have a better sense of what it means to be Hungarian-American and I feel a stronger connection to my great grandfather.

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Madison Jones, RH'19

I got a more thorough experience of Hungarian culture than if I would have traveled by myself...

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Mark Czeisler, RH'18

ReConnect Hungary is an exceptional opportunity to discover aspects of your past...

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