Reinhardt was five when the communists changed the village’s emblem. For nearly two centuries the emblem had been a crest depicting a white stag standing between two green hills below a dark blue sky punctured by the sun on the right and the moon on the left. A few local party members and some AVO men from Pécs unveiled Ószabad’s new, updated village emblem during a small official ceremony all the villagers were forced to attend. The green hills, dark sky, sun, and moon remained the same, but the white stag had been replaced by a massive red star. The party members burst into applause. Having no real choice in the matter, the villagers joined in.
Seeing the emblem firsthand was a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to catch a glimpse of any real white stags around the village, but I did see a few of the more common light brown variety.