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Budapest – Between East and West

Victor Sebestyen

62 mins watch time

Posted June 2022

Culture, History

Acclaimed Anglo-Hungarian writer Victor Sebestyen tells the dramatic story of Budapest, a city on the fault line between East and West in the heart of Europe. Throughout history the centre of gravity in Budapest and among Hungarians has shifted between this division of East and West. Invaders have come and gone, empires have conquered, occupied for centuries or decades, and left a few footprints behind: the remains of a Roman bath house complete with wonderfully preserved mosaics stand next to a Soviet-style ‘five-year-plan’ apartment block.