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    Daily life in Communist Hungary: A newspaper vendor in downtown Budapest,summer 1956.

    56-05-07/33A

    "Steel workers, on this second anniversary of our company, commit yourselves to exceeding your obligations", says the banner above the door. In general, the Socialist Brigades committed themselves to the over-achievement of their goals on instructions from above.

    56-05-11/17A

    Under Communist rule in Hungary,most farms were turned into huge agricultural cooperatives.Private farming was restricted to small plots for family-use and private sale on the free market.A farm-couple selling mushrooms. Hungary,1956

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    A workers Council meeting at the Sztalinvaros steelmill (Dunapentele), summer 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. Dead Soviet soldiers covered with slaked lime lie in a heavily damaged street.

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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. People looking at destroyed military vehicles. Railroad cars were moved from the South Railway Station to Buda, where they served as obstacles against Soviet tanks.

    56-09-06/27

    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. Loaves of bread are brought to the insurgents of the Corvin Lane group. Its headquarters were in a private apartment opposite the Corvin movie theatre.

    56-09-07/17A

    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. A dead AVH-man, killed during the storming of the Headquarters of the Communist Hungarian Working People's Party, is decked out with a picture of Rakosi.

    56-09-11/25

    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. Outside the former central office of Szabad Nép, crowds try to catch the first edition of "Függetlenség" (Independence).

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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. Groups of insurgents on trucks greet each other on their way in and out of Budapest.

    56-09-19/ 8

    Imre Nagy, Hungarian liberal Reform-Communist, at his home with his granddaughter Katalin. Hungarian Prime Minister from 1953-1955, destituted by the Stalinists under Matyas Rakosi and made Prime Minister at the beginning of the Revolution on October 24, 1956. After the Soviets crushed the Revolution, Nagy was imprisoned and executed in June 1958. See 98-01-19/21,37 and 98-01-07/13A

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a mass-rally in Budapest on 23October 1956. It was crushed by Soviet troops after days of street fighting. Insurgents remove the portrait of Lenin in the citz hall of Györ in West Hungary on 30 October.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a mass-rally in Budapest on 23October 1956. It was crushed by Soviet troops after days of street fighting. Insurgents remove the portrait of Lenin in the citz hall of Györ in West Hungary on 30 October.

    56-09-24/13

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

    56-10-04/16

    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.

    56-10-05/ 3A

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Road repairs in Budapest while a Soviet BTR-152 tank patrols the street after the return of the Soviet army. Budapest, November 1956.

    56-10-10/19

    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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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Food deliveries were irregular; people bought pretzels sold fom a cart in a Budapest street. Budapest, 1956

    56-10-11/14A

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Food deliveries were irregular; people bought pretzels sold fom a cart in a Budapest street. Budapest, 1956

    56-10-11/17A

    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Streets are being cleared from rubble. Budapest, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Streets are being cleared from rubble. Budapest, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Clearing rubble in Budapest streets. Budapest, 1956

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. A woman carrying a Christmas tree. The winter of 1956 was bitterly cold; food and fuel were scarce.

    56-10-17/ 5

    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Monument erected in front of the "Corvin" cinema,opposite the headquarters of the "Corvin" group of combatants,commanded by Gergely Pongratz. See 98-01-17/18A,98-01-16/24A.

    98-01-03/ 6A

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