Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
The First One
The exhibit presents contemporary documents of the first free elections in Hungary since 1945. The displayed posters, original samizdat publications, newspaper articles and archival video footage enrich the exhibition and attempt to guide the visitor through the years preceding the election to reenact the atmosphere of the events 10 years ago.
The exhibit is invaluable to those who were too young at the time to understand the true impact of the transition, and to those who merely wish to recall the first moments of democracy and the first election campaign along with its major and minor players.