The Hungarian American Coalition has made the book by Gyula Várallay, entitled Jelző nélküli Magyar – Naplójegyzetek, 1992-2007 (A Hungarian without Adjectives – Diary Notes, 1992-2007) available on Amazon.com, the popular online retailer. The book is available only in Hungarian.
Gyula Várallyay, a founding Board member of the Hungarian American Coalition, has been long connected to leading political, social and financial circles in many countries around the world. His book also reflects on literary and artistic matters, as well as family and everyday events. According to a review, his book serves as “an intellectual and spiritual guide on how to fully develop one’s personality while maintaining an identity as a ‘Hungarian without adjectives’”.
On October 20, 2011, at the Embassy of Hungary in Washington, DC, Hungarian Deputy State Secretary Gergely Prőhle presented the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary to Gyula Várallyay for his lifelong commitment to cultivating the memory of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, and for promoting the activities of the Hungarian-American community and Hungarian-American relations.
In his laudation, Ambassador György Szapáry said: “During the time of the 1956 Revolution, Gyula Várallyay was studying at the Budapest Technical University, and at the same time served on the Revolutionary Students Committee. In 1956, he fled to the United States, where he continued his studies in economics at Harvard University and MIT. After completing his studies, he worked for the World Bank between 1973 and 2002 in South America and Europe. Since 2002, he has been living partly in Washington and partly in Budapest, where he remains active in civic life, and continues to write articles for newspapers. He is a member, founder, and leader of several Hungarian associations in America, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at the Hungarian American Coalition. Throughout his life, he has been extremely active in the Hungarian-American community. For all this, the President of the Republic of Hungary has awarded him the Officers Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.”