The 30th anniversary of the IRC

The International Rescue Committee, founded in 1933, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 1963. On this occasion a media campaign was launched to increase public awareness of the activities of the Committee in these 30 years, and in 1963 resolving the situation of Hungarian refugees was a priority topic. The “Hungarian program” was essentially over by this time, as 6 years had passed since the revolution and the situation of the approximately 40,000 Hungarian refugees had been resolved, the vast majority had integrated into the American society in a satisfactory way.