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Felkelt a nép

Thousands of graves mark the sacrifices the people made for the freedom of Hungary. (photo: Michael Rougier)
Felkelt a nép
On  October 29th, the author spoke of the "Glorious  Revolution", as he eulogized the people, and especially the youth of Hungary, for "rising from the grave" after 10 years, and breaking its shackles. See the full story...
Jobbágy Károly

October 23, 1956

This is a thumbnail comparison between the 1848 Hungarian Fight for Freedom and 1956.  It has been taken from Hungarian Heroes and Legends, by Joseph Domjan, published by D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., Princeton, NJ.

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Joseph Domjan

The Hide-and-Seek Radio Station of 1956

Radio transmitter inside the bus
The Hide-and-Seek Radio Station of 1956

During the Hungarian Revolution of October 1956, numerous rural radio stations sprang up in the country, to encourage the population, provide information and pass on urgent pleas for help to the West.

Among these was Voice of Free Dunapentele (later Rákóczi Rádió), which found an innovative way to dodge detection by the Soviets, and was able to hold out until November 8th.  

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Magyar fohász / A Hungarian Breathed Prayer
Written by Tamási Áron (1897-1966), the famous Székely writer. This "breathed prayer" is a plea to the great powers, which consider it proper and just to live in their own systems, for a chance to live our own human and national way of life in democracy and national independence.  Written on October 26th, he was still able to say that "we have shaken off the yoke of tyranny".  See the full story...
Tamási Áron