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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: begging musicians in elegant Vaci-ut.

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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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    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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    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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    Tibor Deri, well-known Hungarian writer, addresses the meeting of the Petöfi Cercle on June 27, 1956.

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    The Petoefi-Club,named after the hero-poet of the Hungarian Revolution 1848,was a meeting place for intellectuals critical of the Communist Party-line. On June 27, 1956, a discussion was held on the press- and information policy of the Geroe-government.

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    Daily Life in Communist Hungary: a 5 o'clock in a Budapest coffeehouse,prior to the Hungarian Revolution of October 1956. Budapest, 1956

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    A stormy meeting of the Hungarian Writers'Association showed the cracks in the Communist system: Istvan Antos, member of the Communist Party's economic committee, explained the new Five-year-Plan and noted down criti- cism. Next to him Peter Veres,president of the Writers Association.

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    In a stormy meeting of the Hungarian Writers' Association, Györgo Szudy called the planned raise of agricultural production "simply idiotic". The Writers' Association was dissolved in January 1957 and permitted to be re-established in 1959 only.

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    Andras Hegedues,Prime Minister in Communist Hungary (1955-1956), 1956-58 emigration in Moscow, returned to Hungary, became a member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, was demoted because he opposed the Soviet intervention in Cechoslovakia in 1968. Talking to Matyias Rakosi, Secretary General of the Hungarian Communist Party and a former Prime minister (1952-53).

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    Sculptor István Kiss with friends, in front of his group of statues "György Dozsa". Dozsa was the leader of the Hungarian peasant revolt of 1514. He was executed the same year.

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    Production meeting in Sztálinváros (Stalin City). Labour unrest and some strikes began among the privileged steelworkers months before the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution.

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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. Free newspapers (with the Hungarian national emblem) reappeared.

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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. The Archbishop of Kalocza, Joszef Groesz, shortly after his release from prison. Budapest, 1956

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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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    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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    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. Wounded insurgent eating bread and butter.

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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. Workers find time to discuss a reduction of the workforce with members of the works council. 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, during which the Hungarian writers discussed the situation following the end of the Revolution. In January 1957 the Writers' Association was dissolved and only permitted to be reestablished in 1959.

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian revolution. Membership meeting of the Writers' Association on December 28, 1956, during which the Hungarian writers discussed the situation following the end of the Revolution. The speaker is Peter Veres, chairman of the Association. In January 1957 the Writers' Association was dissolved and only permitted to be reestablished in 1959.

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Membership meeting of an agricultural cooperative in Karzag in the Hungarian Puszta, the vast plain in the East of the country. Members elected officials and presidents, but voting was usually along lines prescribed by the Communist Party. Karzag, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Membership meeting of an agricultural cooperative in Karzag in the Hungarian Puszta, the vast plain in the East of the country. Members elected officials and presidents, but voting was usually along lines prescribed by the Communist Party. Karzag, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Membership meeting of an agricultural cooperative in Karzag in the Hungarian Puszta, the vast plain in the East of the country. Members elected officials and presidents, but voting was usually along lines prescribed by the Communist Party. Karzag, 1956

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