Museum of Ethnography
H-1146, Budapest, Dózsa György út 35.
Phone: +36 1 474 2100
The main goal of our project was to collect memories of locals, rather than making a historical review. All the material has been assessed during summer holidays in 2008 and 2009. We searched for interviewees through family, friends and advertisements in the local media.
The interviews describe smiling young Hungarians. Always cheerful and handsome soldiers whose poor skiing abilities brought a smile to the faces of Lapuan children. Although the ordinary life of the locals and soldiers is poorly documented, we can now picture their hardworking life, as well as the joyful moments.
NIINA ALA-FOSSI is an art teacher living in Budapest whose family lives in Lapua, Finland.
FERENC VILISICS is a biologist and lecturer at the Institute for Biology of Szent István University, Budapest.