When Bob suggested interviewing Gabor Boritt, a Hungarian survivor of the Holocaust who fled his homeland after the failure of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, only to become one of America’s leading Abraham Lincoln experts, how could I say no? My grandfather, too, fled Hungary following that heartbreaking rebellion – and of course, who doesn’t love Honest Abe? It’s a good opportunity to brush up on the details of our 16th President’s life and like many of our interviews, of course, I learned a little something, such as where Lincoln slept the night before giving his famous Gettysburg Address (and how he almost had to share his bed!).
For additional information about the Civil War Institute and the Lincoln Prize, click here:
To learn more about Gabor Boritt and his documentary, go here:
For information all about Lincoln (including the name of his family dog) and get to the text of his speeches see this bicentennial web site:
And one more bicentennial site just because they’re so much fun: