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    Daily Life in Communist Hungary: Ladies in a Budapest coffeehouse. Budapest,1956

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    A fashion shop in downtown Budapest, then the most elegant city in the Communist world. In 1949 an attempt was made to close down the private retail trade, but in 1953 private shops were permitted to open again.

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    A childrens' fashion show in Budapest. Budapest, 1956

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    An elderly couple sells hand-made toys in a Budapest street.

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    A couple selling onions on a Budapest street. In 1956, state-owned agricultural production cooperatives of the Soviet model existed in Hungary, but the largest part of the land was cultivated on small fields by private farmers.

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    Andras Hegedues,Prime Minister in Communist Hungary (1955-1956,right),next to Isztvan Dobi,former Prime Minister and member of the Central Committee of the Hungarian Communist Party.

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    Hungarian Revolution 1956:Matyas Rakosi,First Secretary of the Hungarian Communist Party,during a session of the Hungarian Parliament.After his fall from power in the July1956,he went into exile in the Soviet Union. Rakosi died in Moscow in 1971.Budapest,1956

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    Andras Hegedues,Prime Minister in Communist Hungary (1955-1956,right),talking to Isztvan Dobi,former Prime Minister amd member of the Central Committee of the Hungarian Communist Party.

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    Production meeting in Sztálinváros in the early summer of 1956.

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    Workers at the Martin-furnace.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution: A woman sells rags from a burnt-out store. Budapest, November 1956

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. People looking at destroyed military vehicles. Railroad cars which were moved from the South Railway Station to Buda, where they served as obstacles against Soviet tanks.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. The insurgents have unfurled the Hungarian national flag in a window of the Budapest Headquarters of the Hungarian Communist Working People's Party.

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    Under Hungarian Communism, Protestants, Catholics and Jews were fairly free in the exercise of their religion. Some leaders of the churches were imprisoned. Joszef Cardinal Mindszenty returned to Budapest on October 31, 1956, after 8 years in an AVH (Secret Police) prison in Felsoepeteny. On November 4, he fled to the US-Embassy in Budapest, where he remained until 1971. He was permitted to leave Hungary in 1971 and lived in Vienna until his death in 1975.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Insurgents burn Soviet flags in front of the just-conquered Headquarters of AVH, the feared Secret Police.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Insurgents storm the Soviet bookstore "Horizon" in Kossuth Lajos street and burn pictures of hated Communist leaders.

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    Under Hungarian Communism,Protestants,Catholics and Jews were fairly free to exercise their religion,but leaders of the Christian churches were persecuted. Cardinal Joszef Mindszenty,with well-wisher,after his release from prison, Budapest,October 1956.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a mass-rally in Budapest on 23October 1956. It was crushed by Soviet troops after days of street fighting. Insurgents remove the portrait of Lenin in the citz hall of Györ in West Hungary on 30 October.

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Work is slowed down at the Dunapentele (Sztalinvaros) steelmill; the cokery is stoked every seventy (instead of twenty) minutes. Polish coal is unloaded from freight cars. Dunapentele, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian revolution. Members of an agricultural cooperative meet in a local pub to discuss changes in the production plan. 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian revolution. Membership meeting of the Writers' Association on December 28, 1956. Tibor Dery has the floor. In the foreground Gyula Hay (hand on chin). Several weeks after this meeting both Dery and Hay were sentenced to prison terms. In January 1957 the Writers' Association was dissolved and was only permitted to be reestablished in 1959.

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Goods are scarce: long lines of shoppers stand in front of a department store on Rakoczi ut. The police allow only small groups of people to enter the shop at one time. Budapest, December 1956.

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Clearing rubble in a Budapest street in the winter of 1956. Budapest, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Clearing bricks and tiles from a damaged building. Budapest, 1956

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