2022. október 4.

The travelling exhibition titled Together and Free - Hungarian Gypsy Heroes, launched by the Foundation for Research on Central and Eastern European History and Society in cooperation with the Hungarian Government Commissioner for Roma Relations, has been installed in front of the House of Terror Museum. The exhibition presents the heroes of the Hungarian Gypsy community who played an outstanding role during the 1956 Revolution and the regime change. The highly popular exhibition has so far been displayed in 27 venues and been seen by tens of thousands of people.

The aim of the touring exhibition is to present the outstanding members of the Hungarian Gypsies community who, even during the years of dictatorship, through their professional and public activities, contributed to building a self-conscious and proud Hungarian Gypsy community, to the cultural development of Hungary and to making Hungary a more colourful country, some may have even sacrificed their lives for the freedom of their country. More than thirty years after the regime change, this touring exhibition pays tribute to the heroes of the Hungarian Gypsy community.

The travelling exhibition was first presented in Pécs on 4th February 2022 and has since been displayed in 27 venues across the country (Pécs, Barcs, Ózd, Komló, Szekszárd, Makó, Szeged, Zalaegerszeg, Kaposvár, Nagykanizsa, Nyíregyháza, Hodász, Miskolc, Bátonyterenye, Mohács, Eger, Salgótarján, Kiskunhalas, Berettyóújfalu, Vésztő, Nagyecsed, Debrecen, Marcali, Békéscsaba, Esztergom, Budapest, Tihany) and has been seen by tens of thousands of visitors free of charge.

The House of Terror Museum and the Foundation for Research on Central and Eastern European History and Society are committed to commemorating Roma heroes and raising public awareness of their efforts, and to show that Hungarian Gypsies have served both their communities and Hungary through their activities, the way they organized themselves, and by embracing Gypsy causes and supporting their communities, organising their education, labour and their art. For more than ten years, the Foundation has made it a priority to trace Roma heroes, to document their stories and to honour their historical achievements through exhibitions, commemorative stamps and various publications.