“These deaf people are listening to the radio”: The history of deaf community in Hungary after the Second World War
ANNA CSICSICS, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
Under state Communism, the deaf community in Hungary had their own organization, they listened to the radio with interpreters and deaf sport was successful at this time. On the other hand, political influence was significant and the opportunities of deaf persons were limited in everyday life. This presentation will point out this dichotomy by introducing the method and the result of an on-going research. The investigation focuses on the social history of deaf community in Hungary after the Second World War but also reflects on a long-term perspective.