Wednesday, November 2, 2016
7 Things Transylvania Taught Me About Nationalism
A Hungarian couple invited me to attend a trip with them to the Székely Land in Transylvania. The Székely people are Hungarians who live in Romania. Prior to the First World War, Transylvania was part of Hungary. As punishment for the war, the allies gave Transylvania to Romania as part of the Trianon Treaty.
Almost 100 years later, the Hungarians are now a minority in Transylvania. Romanian and Gypsies were relocated to Transylvania in an attempt of ethnic cleansing. However, the Hungarians have maintained their identity and they still dream of a day of reclaiming their homeland.