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Az Országos Széchényi Könyvtár szamizdat-gyűjteménye

The published list of the banned Fascist and Anti-Soviet books in 1945.



  • Hungarian


Name of collection

  • Samizdat Collection at the Hungarian National Széchényi Library 

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content

  • The collection contains over 200 titles (books, periodicals). It does not cover the entirety of the Hungarian samizdat publications, but it is probably the largest collection in the country at the moment. According to statistics from 1988, the collection contained 185 samizdat book titles and 19 periodical titles.


  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 100-499

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • national

Date of founding

  • 1977

Place of founding


Access type

  • completely open to the public

Author(s) of this page

  • Scheibner, Tamás


Bánfi, Szilvia. "Könyvtári dokumentumok az ÁVH "fogságában"." In A könyvtárak és a hatalom: tanulmányok és dokumentumok, edited by István Monok, 22-88. Budapest: OSZK - Gondolat, 2003.

Somogyi, Mária. A könyvtárak és a hatalom: tanulmányok és dokumentumok. edited by István Monok, 89-162nd ed. Budapest: OSZK - Gondolat, 2003.

Somogyi, Mária, interview by Scheibner, Tamás, June 07, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-01-07 14:04:06