Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 7: The Hungarian Refugees

tales from the pictures we savedWelcome to this week’s episode of Tales From the Pictures We Saved. 

 

We’ve spent the past 26 years helping our customers preserve tens of millions of happy memories, milestones, achievements and events—all of which have incredible stories behind each and every photo.

 

And now we’re eager to share these stories with you.

 

In this week’s episode, our very own editor and blogger here at ScanMyPhotos, Monika Jansen, shares her family’s harrowing tale of escaping communism in Hungary back in the 1950s.

 

Preview: If a civil uprising forced you to flee your home, family, and country, what would be the most important, most precious item you’d feel compelled to take with you? This was the question Monika’s father, uncle, and grandmother had to ask themselves in 1956. Her grandmother’s answer to this question ensured that an amazing set of photos made their way into Monika’s hands—photos she knew she had to preserve.

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ScanMyPhotos Featured in USA Today “Best Tech Gifts”

 


It’s the company you keep. Top technologist and USA Today reporter, Ed Baig, profiled the top tech picks, and among the industry mega-giants, was the ScanMyPhotos.com recommendation”… if you have a ton of pics…’

 


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Customer Story: The Refugees and the Vintage Photos of Happier Times in Hungary

jc-smp-customer3Editor’s note: This customer story features our resident blogger Monika Jansen.

 

If a civil uprising forced you to flee your home, family, and country, what would be the most important, most precious item you’d feel compelled to take with you? This was the question Monika’s father, uncle, and grandmother had to ask themselves in 1956. Her grandmother’s answer to this question ensured that an amazing set of photos made their way into Monika’s hands—photos she knew she had to preserve.

 

“My dad, uncle, and grandmother escaped Hungary during the student uprising against communism in 1956. My uncle was attending university at the time and his friends began disappearing. One day he came home and told the family they needed to leave. They fled to Yugoslavia and, from there,eventually made their way to the U.S. It was heartbreaking for them to leave as they knew what the consequences would be—they would never see my great grandmother or other family members again. One of the few things my grandmother took with her was this box of photos.”

 

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How to Give Back Using Charity Apps this Holiday Season

charity appsFor many the holiday season means cozying up with loved ones, giving and receiving presents, and indulging in good food and memories. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everyone. Around the world there are others who are struggling to find clean water, never learned to read or write, and/or are facing troubling health issues.

 

Fortunately, there are several apps out there that make helping our fellow man and woman simple, easy, and effective.

 

Here are a few of the ways you can give back using charity apps this holiday season:

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