Bulcsú Veress had Romanian Hungarian heritage, but was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. In 1956, he took part in the revolution and was imprisoned for eight months. He subsequently managed to become a student of Law at ELTE University in Budapest, and after having completed his studies, he joined the state administration. In 1970, Veress did not return to Hungary after having done a postgraduate course in Strasbourg, and he settled in the United States. He obtained a master’s degree in political science and international relations from Columba University in New York, and in 1976, he became a founding member of and activist for the newly established Committee for Human Rights in Romania. In 1980, Veress became a human rights consultant for Democratic Senator Christopher J. Dodd, and he started traveling regularly to Washington to advocate on behalf of the Hungarian minority in the Congress. Veress became an irreplaceable resource for CHRR/HHRF due to his deep understanding of the U.S. political system and the internal procedures of the U.S. Congress.
Hermann Gabriella: A CHRR-HHRF megalapítása, rövid szervezettörténete, ideológiai és pénzügyi háttere, valamint együttműködése más magyar diaszpóra szervezetekkel. Kézirat, 2017. [Gabriella Hermann: The foundation of CHRR-HHRF, short history of organization, its ideological and financial background, and its cooperation with other Hungarian Diaspora organizations. Manuscript, 2017.]
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