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*The red star, hated symbol of Communism, was the first thing toppled by the Hungarian people during the Revolution of 1956. This commemorative monument, entitled Star Toppling, was erected in the town of Tököl. While the form if basically that of a star, it also looks like a deformed human being. The artist was Szórádi Zsigmond. Used by permission of Ocsovai András, who posted the photo. See the full story...

Magyar anya búcsúja fiától 1956 október végén
Magyar anya búcsúja fiától 1956 október végén

A Hungarian Mother's Farewell to Her Son at the End of October 1956

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Csikós Zoltán

The Legacy of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Corvin Köz
The Legacy of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Entitled “From the Warsaw Pact to NATO: The Legacy of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution”, the then Hungarian Ambassador to the United States wrote this piece in October of 1999, ten years after the ouster of the Communist regime. 

 

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Géza Jeszenszky

October 23rd

Statue of John Capistrano in the Castle District of Buda
October 23rd

Some thoughts on the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.  Hail to the defeated! 

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Erika Papp Faber