Cornelius Van Vorst, ca.1620; 
Jersey City Free Public Library; Grover Cleveland Political Cartoon; 
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historical Site Collection Peter Lee, former slave, ca.1880; 
Hoboken Historical Photographs Collection; Farm Map of Hillsboro, Somerset County, 1860; 
Historical Maps of New Jersey Collection; Bathing Beauties, 1890-1930; 
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark Collection; Flag Salute, 1950; 
Seabrook Farms Collection;

Document Analysis
Essential question

How might the American public have received refugees of the Hungarian Revolution?

Developmental Activity – Phase I:
Use the National Archives photo analysis worksheet to study Time Magazine’s January 7, 1957 cover: Hungarian Freedom Fighter – Man of the Year.
Read the full cover story and answer the following questions:
Discussion Questions:
  • What might be the significance of the hole in the Hungarian flag?
  • Why would Time Magazine select the Hungarian Freedom Fighter as the 'Man of the Year'?
  • In light of Cold War politics and the events surrounding the Hungarian Revolution, how might the American public have received refugees of the Hungarian Revolution?
Developmental Activity – Phase II:
Camp Kilmer, a military post near New Brunswick, became a refugee center where many Hungarian cold war refugees were housed. You will explore several primary source documents relating to how these refugees were received by the nearby Rutgers University community.
Review these selections in order to compose a 'refugee diary' that chronicles the experience of Hungarian refugees in New Jersey. See p3 of the PDF
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