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    Meeting of the Council of the National Front (a Communist front-organization for religious leaders who followed the Communist line), June 2, 1956. In the center Janos Kadar (the father of "Gulyas-Communism"), just released from prison; on the right Zoltan Vas, chairman of the Land Planning Office, which organized the transfer from private agriculture to collective farming along Communist lines.

    56-05-52/19A

    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.

    56-09-15/ 2

    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

    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.

    56-09-20/14

    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.

    56-09-21/ 6A

    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.

    56-09-22/23

    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

    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23,1956.It was crushed by Soviet troops after days of street-fighting.By December 1956 155.000 refugees had crossed the Austro-Hungarian frontier. Queuing up for registration at Andau-camp.

    56-09-28/11

    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

    56-10-01/ 3A

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Work is slowed down at the Dunapentele (Sztalinvaros) steelmill; the cokery is stoked every seventy (instead of twenty) minutes. Workers find time to discuss a reduction of the workforce with members of the works council. Dunapentele, 1956

    56-10-01/15A

    Aftermath of the Hungarian revolution. Members of the Works Council of the Dunapentele steelworks discuss the post-revolution situation. Dunapentele, 1956

    56-10-04/19

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Bricks stacked in front of the Budapest Communist Party Headquarters. They were damaged during heavy fighting in October 1956. Budapest, December 1956

    56-10-09/13A

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. On a Budapest factory wall, the letters "MSZMP" (short for "Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party") stand for an anti-Stalinist party founded on October 31, 1956 by members of the Hungarian Communist Party, under the leadership of Imre Nagy and Janos Kadar. When the revolution was crushed, Kadar adopted the name for the post-revolution Communist Party, which existed until 1989.

    56-10-10/23

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Among ruins, two women wait for a suburban train in Budapest. 1956

    56-10-13/10

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. On a Budapest factory wall, the letters "MSZMP" (short for "Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party") stand for an anti-Stalinist party founded on October 31, 1956 by members of the Hungarian Communist Party, under the leadership of Imre Nagy and Janos Kadar. When the revolution was crushed, Kadar adopted the name for the post-revolution Communist Party, which existed until 1989.

    56-10-13/21

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. A woman sells plastic bags at an improvised stall. Budapest, 1956

    56-10-14/ 3A

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

    56-10-14/22A

    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.The Kilian-Barracks in Budapest,where Col.Pal Maleter and his men held out against Soviet artillery and tanks for several days; there were only 17 survivors. Maleter was executed together with Imre Nagy.

    98-01-03/15A

    When Imre Nagy announced that Hungary would leave the Warsaw Pact,the Soviets decided that the Revolution had gone too far and sent the Red Army to crush it. 42 years later,on February 18,1998,the Hungarian Parliament voted to apply for membership in NATO.

    98-01-07/20A

    Andras Hegedues,a leading Stalinist and Hungarian Prime Minister from May through October 1956.After two years of exile in Moscow,he returned to Hungary, but fell out of favour with the Communist Party when he opposed Soviet intervention in Czechoslovakia in 1968.

    98-01-12/26A

    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Martyrs' Cemetery for the victims of the repression following the Hungarian Revolution. The tombstone of Col. Pal Maleter, defender of the Kilian-barracks, Minister of Defence in the Nagy government and executed together with Prime Minister Nagy.

    98-01-13/27A

    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Children leaving a school in Budapest. During the Uprising, this building was one of the headquarters of the freedom-fighters. See 56-09-02/21.

    98-01-14/ 8A

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