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    Budapest revisited:Arpad Goencz,President of Hungary, in his office. He was sentenced to life imprisonment after the Revolution.On the wall a portrait of Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894),statesman and Hungarian national hero,who fought for Hungary's independence.from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Cardinal-Archbishop Laszlo Paskai in the Episcopal Palace in Budapest, where his predecessor, Cardinal Joszef Mindszenty, stayed for a few hours after his liberation and before his long exile in the US-Embassy in Budapest.

    98-01-15/10

    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Cardinal-Archbishop Laszlo Paskai in the Episcopal Palace in Budapest, where his predecessor, Cardinal Joszef Mindszenty, stayed for a few hours after his liberation and before his long exile in the US-Embassy in Budapest.

    98-01-15/16

    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Monument "Gyoergy Dosza" by Istvan Kiss (died 1998). The monument stands on the slope of Buda Castle Hill in Budapest.

    98-01-15/28

    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: The "Corvin" group of combatants, with their HQ opposite the popular Corvin cinema, was commanded by Gergely Pongratz. He managed to flee to the USA, where he worked as a farmer, and returned to Budapest in 1990.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: The "Corvin" group of combatants, with their HQ opposite the popular Corvin cinema, was commanded by Gergely Pongratz. He managed to flee to the USA, where he worked as a farmer, and returned to Budapest in 1990.

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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.

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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.

    56-03-02/19A

    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.

    56-04-04/10

    A fashion show in Budapest.

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    Istvan Kiss,sculptor,showing his model for a monument "To the Hungarian people",including Magyar tribes, medieval heroes,burghers,farmers and modern industrial workers.The monument was erected below the Budapest Castle hill. Budapest,1956

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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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    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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    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. Women bringing loaves of bread to the Corvin-group of insurgents led by Gergely Pongratz.

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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. Head-quarters of the Corvin-group of insurgents under the command of Gergely Pongratz (on the telephone). Pongratz was able to escape to the USA after the revolution failed.

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

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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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    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.

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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.

    56-09-15/16

    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.

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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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