Lajos Ordass. Little Mirror of Great Times, ca. 1977. Manuscript
The Lutheran clergyman Lajos Ordass’ autobiography, entitled Little Mirror of Great Times (Nagy idők kis tükre), could not be published in the socialist era, because the Kádár government considered Ordass the most important figure of “Lutheran resistance.” The manuscript was smuggled to the West by László Terray with the help of a Norwegian Lutheran priest in 1977. The immigrant Hungarian Lutheran priest István Szépfalusi began to edit and publish the memorial writings of Ordass, and the first volume was released in 1985 with the help of the European Protestant Hungarian Free University in Bern (Lajos Ordass: Autobiographical Writings). Now, the manuscript of this book is in the Lutheran Archives of Hungary.
Budapest, Teve str. 3-5.
- Pál, Zoltán