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Hungarian emigrants at the turn of the 20th century.

Before WWI, approximately 1.5 million Hungarian citizens emigrated to the “New World”, mainly to the United States of America. Unfortunately, the full reconstruction of the events is difficult due to the lack of sources. On the one hand, many people left the country without official papers or passports and without the approval of the authorities. On the other hand, archival documents were badly damaged during the 20th century.

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