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ZnajZnak/Felismered? – the premiere of the first Polish-Hungarian game celebrating the Hungarian National Day - Warsaw, 23 October 2018

On 23 October 2018, the day of the National Holiday of Hungary commemorating the anti-communist uprising of 1956, the Institute of National Remembrance, the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Warsaw and the Bemowo District Office will organize a premiere of the latest bilingual edition of ZnajZnak/Felismered? devoted entirely to the history of Poland and Hungary.

This is a result of the great success of the ZnajZnak game, published by the Institute of National Remembrance seven years ago. More than 80,000 various versions of the game have been sold since its release.

The premiere of the game will be combined with a historical presentation by János Tischler, Director of the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Warsaw, and a training for teachers conducted by the author of the game - Karol Madaj of the Institute of National Remembrance.

Teachers who would like to take part in the event are asked to send their confirmation by 16 October 2018 to the following email address: info@hunginst.pl Each of the meeting participants will receive a package containing a lesson plan and a game ZnajZnak/Felismered? to be played during the class.

The meeting will take place in the Session Hall at Bemowo District Office, ul. Powstańców Śląskich 70, at  9.00-10.30 am.

About the game

The history of Poland and Hungary has intertwined for centuries. We find examples of this not only in the distant past, but also in the 20th century. The Poles and Hungarians could also count on mutual friendship and support in the face of the greatest totalitarian regimes of that time - Nazism and communism (even despite the fact that Hungary stood alongside Germany during the Second World War). Common history has borne legends and symbols. Nonetheless, we know too little about each other and our past. We should get to know each other better, and we hope that the historical ZnajZnak game will support that process. We hope that it will contribute to better understanding of the Hungarian history by Poles, and Polish history by Hungarians. The history of both nations is saturated with so many symbols that when preparing the game historians from Poland and Hungary limited the timeline to the 20th century only. In this way, a set of 133 symbols was created, which have been featured on the game cards.

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