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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

    56-10-16/21A

    Meeting of the Socialist International,Vienna 1957: Anna Kehtly of Hungary,John Evatt,Australia.Kethly,a social-democratic politician and member of the (pre- Communist)Parliament,was sentenced in a show trial under Rakosi.She was a minister in the Nagy-Cabinet.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.Andras B.Hegedues,former Secretary of the Petoefi Club,in front of the gate to the house of Imre Nagy,Prime-Minister during the Revolution.Memorial plaque at the gate.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.Szobor Park in the outskirts of Budapest, now houses a collection of Communist statuary, In foreground statue of Arpad Szakasits,Social-democrat leader who joined the Communists.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.Door to the headquarters of the "Corvin" group of combatants,commanded by Gergely Pongratz. Pongratz managed to flee to the United States where he became a farmer. Returned to Budapest in 1990.

    98-01-03/12A

    Budapest revisited:For photographer Lessing,who had known them 42 years ago,the members of the Petoefi Club met once more in the hall where their deliberations had triggered the Revolution of 1956.Reunions were poignant Few of the old combatants had kept in touch.

    98-01-08/31A

    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: The Martyrs' Cemetery - Rakoskereszturer Cemetery - where most of the executed insurgents were buried. In the foreground the tombstone of Ilona Toth, a physician in a Budapest hospital. The member of a group of Freedom Fighters, she was executed at age 25. Between December 1956 and June 1961, 350 to 400 people were executed because of their involvement in the Revolution.

    98-01-13/14A

    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Andras B. Hegedus, Secretary of the Petoefi Club in 1956 and Director of the Institute for the History of the Hungarian Revolution until his death in 2001. Above his desk hangs Lessing's photo of Petoefi-Club members Gabor Tanszos and Geza Losonczy. Losonczy died in prison in 1958.

    98-01-17/ 8A

    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. Writer Tibor Deri addresses the Club on June 27, 1956. The speakers criticised the press and information policy of the Communist Geroe-government.

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    Istvan Kiss,sculptor,showing his model for a monument "To the Hungarian heroes" to a group of friends.Kis in center.The monument was erected below the Budapest Castle Hill,where it still stands. See also:98-01-15/28

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    Hungarian Prime minister Hegedues (right)with the President of the Hungarian Republic Isztvan Dobi, during a meeting of the Peoples'Front executive in spring 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. During the first days of the Hungarian Revolution, food distribution became irregular and shops closed. Queues in front a Budapest food shop.

    56-09-01/26A

    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. In front of the just-conquered AVH Headquarters, passers-by burn pictures of Stalin.

    56-09-10/ 7

    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 insurgents have hung the Hungarian national flag in a window of the HQ of AVH, the Communist Secret Police. The Communist emblem, hammer and sickle, has been removed from the flag in the foreground.

    56-09-14/13

    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 insurgents have hung the Hungarian national flag in a window of the HQ of AVH, the Communist Secret Police. The Communist emblem, hammer and sickle, has been removed from the flag in the foreground.

    56-09-15/ 1

    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. An enthusiastic insurgent recites Petöfi's "Songs of Freedom" in the broken shopwindow of the Soviet bookstore in Vaci utca.

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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. An enthusiastic insurgent recites Petöfi's "Songs of Freedom" in the broken shopwindow of the Soviet bookstore in Vaci utca.

    56-09-15/22A

    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.

    56-09-17/41

    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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    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 resting.Budapest,1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. People queuing for cigarettes in Dunapentele (Sztalinvaros), the pride of Communist Hungary's heavy industry and yet a center of the Revolution in October and November 1956. Dunapentele, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian revolution. Meeting of the Dunapentele Works Council. The director remained in charge after the Revolution, but the Communist Party secretary, once a power-broker, disappeared and did not report back to the steelmill. Dunapentele,1956

    56-10-03/27A

    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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