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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. On Rakoczi-ut people pick through the rubble of a burnt-out clothing store. Budapest, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Ruined shopfronts in the streets of downtown Budapest, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. People wait at a war-damaged station of a suburban train. Budapest, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. A Budapest street in the winter of 1956. Torn flags, rubble and snow. Budapest, 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. People walking through rubble-strewn streets past damaged buildings. Budapest, December 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. After the crushing of the Revolution by Soviet troops, a woman sells Christmas trees near Erszebet-Bridge. Budapest, December 1956

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Imre Mecs, President of the Defence Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly. After the Revolution, Mecs was sentenced to death, but pardoned minutes before his execution. Budapest, 1998

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    The "Iron Curtain" dividing Europe into East and West also divided Austria and Hungary. Between 10 May and early September 1956, in a brief thaw before the revolution, Hungarian soldiers cleared the area of mines and took down the barbed-wire fences on the Austrian border, 1956.

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    During the meeting on press- and information policy at the Petöfi Cercle on June 27, 1956, Gabor Tanczos (left), Secretary of the Cercle, sits next to Geza Losonczy, who became Secretary of State in the Nagy-government during the Revolution. Losonczy died in prison in December 1957.

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    The Petöfi Cercle was a discussion forum of the Communist Youth League (DISZ). Named after the hero-poet Sandor Petöfi , the poet of the Revolution of 1848, it attracted intellectuals critical of the Communist party-line. The meeting of June 27,1956, on the government's press- and information policy, took place at the Budapest Officers' Club. Tibor Tardos, well-known columnist expelled from the Communist Party the previous year, addressed the Cercle.

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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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    Life in Communist Hungary: A fashion show in Budapest in the summer of 1956, prior to the October Revolution. 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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    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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    A workers Council meeting at the Sztalinvaros steelmill (Dunapentele), summer 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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