Photo: MTI/Péter Komka

Trianon monument of Pál Kő

A Trianon monument was unveiled by three Heves county settlements: Kompolt, Kál and Kápolna, as well as three Szekler villages, Székelykál, Kápolnásfalu and Oklánd on 27 August in Kompolt. The Kossuth State Award winner sculptor - and late member of HAA - Pál Kő, who died in June this year, and his wife, the sculptor Csilla Halassy, ​​were asked to make the work. This is the artist couple's first and last joint work of art. Minister of Finance Mihály Varga also took part in the event.
Sculptor Csilla Halassy recalled that in the spring of 2019 they were given the honorable task of designing a Trianon monument in the middle of Kompolt. According to the artist, it is a national demand to commemorate this historic date, in a place worthy of it, as part of a worthy ceremony. The work of art itself is a four meter high brick wall with a gate in the middle through which to pass. The gate symbolizes a boundary, but we can see the same from here and there. Above are five arched windows, the mementos of the torn five parts of the country: Transylvania, the Highlands, the South, Transcarpathia and the Guard. Bells in the windows, which are inseparable symbols of the Christian religion, the bell that calls for prayer, signals the arrival of worldly dignities, warns of an emergency, or even trumpets the arrival of returning soldiers.
The ceremony was also attended by Minister of Finance Mihály Varga, who recalled: One hundred years ago, hands led by foreign interests pushed each other's borders mercilessly, drawing rough lines. The head of the ministry emphasized that in this way we can prove that all external forces and the dictatorship forced on us can be defeated by the togetherness of the Hungarians and their responsibility to each other. Mihály Varga added: by evoking the past monuments also give us a future.
September 14, 2020