The oldest and largest alliance of Hungarians living in the United States, the American Hungarian Federation celebrated the 111th anniversary of its foundation on Saturday in Washington DC.
Under-Secretary of State for Nation Policy at the Prime Minister’s Office, Peter Szilagyi greeted the representatives of the renowned Hungarian organisation. He stressed that Hungarians have become beneficial members of the American society that welcomed them, they contributed to the construction of that society, while staying proud of their origins.
According to their home page, the American Hungarian Federation (AHF) is a national, non-partisan, all-volunteer, independent, non-profit, charitable and educational 501(C)(3) organization representing the interests of its members and a broad cross section of the Hungarian-American community. Founded in 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio, AHF (Amerikai Magyar Szövetség or AMSZ in Hungarian) is the largest Hungarian-American umbrella organization in the United States and among the oldest ethnic organizations in the country.