I can recommend two books on the subject and near the subject, the
first "Budapest 1900, A Historical Portrait of a City & Its Culture"
by John Lukacs, and the second, if this period interests
you, "Thunder at Twilight, Vienna 1913/1914" by Frederic Morton. I
read the books too long ago to offer any instant quotations.
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Peter Nagy <nagy@c...> wrote:
> Dear Andrea,
> you wrote:
> >I think I read somewhere that Pest was
> >originally a Slovak settlement.
> Pest (not Buda) was in 18th century a small village with about
> inhabitants. The exponential growth of Pest started in the 19th
> after the creation of Austria-Hungary by immigration from all
> Hungarian Kingdom. The Slovaks listed in 1910 census in Budapest
> clearly people who moved there because of employment
> buildings erected in 19th century in Pest were built up by Slovak
> stonemasons. Despite of strong magyarisation in Budapest there
> Slovak newspapers and Slovak cultural associations. The Budapest
> also the largest Jewish town, in 1910 there lived 203,000 Jews!!! -
> nobody would say, that Budapest is of Jewish origin.
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