Hungarian Revolution 1956
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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.
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.
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".