President Trump’s recent remarks about the potential danger of Obama loyalites in the White House leaking classified information about his military plans involving North Korea, elevated interest in a special dinner the evening of Feb. 20 in New York City honoring 200 North Korean student defectors.
Legendary Talk Show Host Barry Farber, (pictured), a special guest invited by Ambassador Ferenc Kumin, Consul General of Hungary to the gala being billed as “The Memorial Day for the Victims of Communism,” stated, “There were students from every Communist country staying in Hungary when the uprising broke out. All those foreign Communist students stayed obediently in their dormitories; all, that is, except the North Koreans! They joined the Freedom Fighters.”
Farber added, One of those students was Zang Gi Hong, a veteran of the North Korean army who defected to train Hungarian students in the use of all the weapons taken from – or donated by – Russian soldiers.
While an international news reporter and volunteer helper in 1956, Barry Farber risked life and limb during the Hungarian Freedom Fight of 1956 helping evacuate those fleeing Communism. To this day Farber has remained close friends with Zang, who also is being honored at the dinner.
Barry Farber maintains that there still may be some North Korean citizens, like Zang, who are willing to stand up to the tyrannical Pyongyang government that is not as stable as it may appear.
Farber stated, “While students fleeing other Communist nations stayed safely in their dorms in Budapest, 200 North Koreans joined the freedom fight in Budapest but only 3 made it to the West. This begs the question: How many potential freedom fighters might be living in North Korea today, and might the Pyongyang regime be more unstable than we think?”
We live in interesting times. Time will tell what President Trump might do regarding North Korea.
Reporters and historians are invited to the complimentary traditional Hungarian cuisine dinner at:
The Consulate General of Hungary
227 East 52nd Street, New York.
from 7 pm to 8:30 pm ET.
Arrival: 6:30-7 pm).
Commemoration and lecture: 7-7:45 pm.
Reception 8-8:30 pm. R.S.V.P. February 16th 2017
Lecturer: Dr. Mózes Csoma,PhD habil., Head of Korean Department, ELTE University, Budapest
Speech will be held by H.E. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
CONTACT: To interview Barry Farber, call Jerry McGlothlin at: 919-437-0001 or Barry direct at: 212-787-2110.
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