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By S. Alexander Weinstock

The plans for this learn have been formulated among 1956 and 1958. For your time then, I were drawn to the techniques of private and social lodging and within the elements that have been liable for resistance to alter. whereas a graduate scholar at Columbia college at the moment, i used to be additionally affiliated with a multidisciplinary learn staff at Cornell collage clinical schools learning the reactions of individuals of varied cultural and social backgrounds to occasions of pressure. The Hungarian refugees have been one of many teams being studied. I therefore made up our minds to adopt a examine of the method of acculturation, the Hungarian refugees supplying a fantastic inhabitants. i didn't count on to come across any critical problems. understand that, the paintings used to be beset with each kind of trouble, monetary, conceptual, etc., that sometimes accompanies study tasks. it is just now, greater than a decade later, that i'm in a position to current my findings of their ultimate shape. i'm happy to have this chance to specific my in­ debtedness to the various those who made thIS learn attainable. i've been lucky in having lecturers, colleagues, and buddies, an identical individual, who helped me within the formula frequently all in of the matter, provided encouragement alongside each step, and taught me the very talents i used to be to use.

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Kerenyi, G. J. 6 (June 1958), 393-394. THE SAMPLE Hungarians to corne to the United States on a parole basis. 4 Upon their arrival, all of these people were flown to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, a former United States Army base, where a reception center and temporary housing facilities had been established for them. 5 The fact that relatively few of the immigrants had actually fought in the revolution seemed of little consequence. While this enthusiastic reception helped the refugees avoid many of the difficulties of initial adjustment to a different way of life than immigrants usually encounter, it gave rise to subsequent problems of adjustment which previous immigrants had not faced.

The loss of power in these groups, formerly the strongest supporters of the Horthy regime, meant the elimination of a potential opposition group to the Communists. The economic situation was further complicated by the Russians when, despite the protests of Hungarian leaders, they dismantled a number of Hungary's major industries. Under the terms of the peace treaty, Russia acquired an additional number of industrial plants and mines in Hungary which had been considered German assets. Most of these holdings had, however, only fallen into German hands through the illegal eviction of their Jewish owners.

As Prince Primate of Hungary, the Cardinal became one of the most outspoken opponents of the Communists. Among other things, Mindszenthy contested the validity of the Communist republic. 32 HUNGARY: I9I4-I956 To him, it lacked legality. He attacked aspects of the program of land reform. The Church had owned I/I7th of Hungary's total arable land, about I! million acres. With the program of land reform, the Church lost considerable power and property. Mindszenthy stressed the charitable works the Church had performed using income from its estates.

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