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    Hungary 42 years after the Revolution: Between November 4 and December 31,1956, 155.085 Hungarian refugees crossed into Austria.In memory of the mass- exodus,Hungarian authorities preserved two of the watch-towers which dotted the "Iron Curtain".

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Katalin Janosi,a gifted painter,grand- daughter of Prime Minister Imre Nagy.She is the little girl in 56-05-42/9.

    98-01-07/13A

    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.

    56-03-01/18

    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.

    56-03-01/32

    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.

    56-03-02/ 9A

    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.

    56-03-02/14A

    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.

    56-04-02/34A

    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.

    56-04-03/22

    Daily Life in Communist Hungary:Budapest was the most elegant city in the Communist world.New,Western- style elegance in a shopwindow in Vaci-ut,summer 1956.

    56-05-08/13A

    Life in Communist Hungary: A fashion show in Budapest in the summer of 1956, prior to the October Revolution. Budapest,1956

    56-05-16/10

    Under Communist rule in Hungary,most farms were turned into huge agricultural cooperatives.Private farming was restricted to small plots for family-use and private sale on the free market. Cherries are sold on a Budapest street.

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    Farm women selling cherries and vegetables from huge baskets.

    56-05-18/29

    In the 1950s Hungarian citizens were not allowed to own Western currencies. Money received from abroad had to be exchanged for coupons, which were often immediately passed on to customers to be used in special IKKA shops.

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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 July 1956,he went into exile in the Soviet Union. Rakosi died in Moscow in 1971.Budapest,1956

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    Imre Nagy,Hungarian liberal Reform-Communist,at his home.Hungarian Prime Minister from 1953-1955,destituted by the Stalinists under Matyas Rakosi,he was made Prime Minister at the beginning of the Revolution on October 24, 1956.After the Soviets crushed the Revolution,Nagy was imprisoned and executed in June 1958.

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    A workers Council meeting at the Sztalinvaros steelmill (Dunapentele), summer 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. The Soviet-minted coat of arms that was introduced in 1949 is removed from a building on Clark Adam Square on 25 October.

    56-09-03/25

    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. Soviet soldiers lie dead among the debris of a truck on Jozsef körut.

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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 damaged editorial offices of Szabad Nep ("Free People"), the principal daily paper of the Communist Hungarian Workers' Party. The surviving inscription reads "The People".

    56-09-16/28

    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.

    56-09-17/ 8

    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 after his release from prison, Budapest,October 1956.

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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 after his release from prison, Budapest,October 1956.

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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.

    56-09-22/35A

    Headquarters of the Corvin Lane group of insurgents, commanded by Gergely Pongratz. The headquarters were in a private apartment near the Corvin cinema.

    56-09-23/12A

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