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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. People walking past ruins. Around Christmas 1956, public transport was still interrupted by street damage. Budapest, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. A policewoman directing traffic at a Budapest crossing. Budapest, 1956.

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    The statue of Imre Nagy, Prime minister during the Revolution, stands near the Hungarian Parliament, site of some of the fiercest battles in 1956. Nagy was executed in 1958.

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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,mostly in the style called "Socialist Realism".

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution:Imre Mecs,President of the Defence Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly.When the Revolution was over,Mecs was sentenced to death,but pardoned minutes before his execution.

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    Andras Hegedues,Hungarian Stalinist and Prime Minister from May through October 1956,photographed shortly before his death in 1999. After two years of exile in Moscow after the Revolution,he fell out of favour when he oppoesed the intervention in Czechoslovakia in 1968.

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    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.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.Arpad Goencz,President of the Hungarian Republic,during a meeting in his office.On the wall a portrait of Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894),Hungarian national hero who fought for Hungary's independence from the Habsburg Empire.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.Arpad Goencz,President of the Hungarian Republic,during a meeting in his office.On the wall a portrait of Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894),Hungarian national hero who fought for Hungary's independence from the Habsburg Empire.

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    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 when he opposed Soviet inter- vention in Czechoslovakia in 1968.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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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: 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.

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    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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    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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