37. évfolyam, 1991. 3. szám



The House of Polish Culture and its Library.


The House started operation based on the cultural agreement concluded in 1951. Till the early 70's it played the role of „a window open on the world” in Hungary. It has got an exhibition hall, a library, a club in the basement, and a projection room. The main sources of funding for the library of 10,000 volumes are the Warsaw Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the incomes of the Polish folklore shop in Budapest. In the past the library has been collecting illegally part of the „samizdat” (illegally published) literature, and - now that the censorship bureau has ceased operation - is aiming at making this collection complete. The visitors of the House are Polish people living in Hungary and others interested in Polish culture, literature and language.

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Országos Széchényi Könyvtár