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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 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.The widow of Col.Pal Maleter,who was Imre Nagy's Minister of Defence and was executed with Nagy..Mrs.Maleter now works as an archivist in the Institute for the History of the Revolution.

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    Daily Life in Communist Hungary: Officers stroll along "Halasz-bastion" (Fisherman's Bastion),Budapest, summer 1956.

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    The Sztalinvaros(now Dunapentele)steelplant was the flagship and pride of Hungarian industry under Communism. Yet labour unrest began among the steel- workers months before the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution.Dunapentele,1956

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    Life in Communist Hungary: Women pause before a shopwindow in elegent Vaci-Utza, Budapest's main shopping street. Budapest,1956

    56-05-08/19A

    The Sztalinvaros(now Dunapentele)steelplant was the flagship and pride of Hungarian industry under Communism. Yet labour unrest began among the steel- workers months before the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution.Dunapentele,1956

    56-05-11/15A

    Farm women selling cherries and vegetables from huge baskets.

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    Andras Hegedues,Prime Minister in Communist Hungary (1955-1956,right),next to Isztvan Dobi,former Prime Minister and member of the Central Committee of the Hungarian Communist Party.

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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.

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    Daily Life in Communist Hungary: a couple strolls along the Danube. Budapest,summer 1956.

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    Production meeting in Sztálinváros in the early summer of 1956.

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    Meeting of the regional council of the National Front, summer 1956. Matyas Rakosi (1892-1971),Secretary General of the Hungarian Communist Party,talking to (l.to r):Reformed bishop Albert Bereczky,Rabbi Benjamin Schwarz,Catholic bishop Endre Hamvas and Prime Minister Hegedues.Facing the camera is Father Horvath,a Peace pastor.

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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. A Soviet major lies dead on Ulloei ut, near the Killian barracks, where Col. Maleter held out until November 8.

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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 Parliament building, Hungarians read leaflets published by the insurgents. In it, they announce the retreat of the Soviet troops and write about leaving the Warsaw Pact.

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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. Insurgents storm the Soviet bookstore "Horizon" in Kossuth Lajos street and burn pictures of hated Communist leaders.

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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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    Attila Szigethy (left, in profile), head of Györ's Transdanubian National Council during the days of the Revolution. Szigethy was arrested in 1957. In prison, he committed suicide under unexplained circumstances.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23,1956.It was crushed by Soviet troops after days of street-fighting.By December 1956 155.000 refugees had crossed the Austro-Hungarian frontier.They were first received in Andau-camp. A tired refugee at Andau camp.

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

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian revolution. Membership meeting of the Writers' Association on December 28, 1956. Tibor Dery has the floor. In the foreground Gyula Hay (hand on chin). Several weeks after this meeting both Dery and Hay were sentenced to prison terms. In January 1957 the Writers' Association was dissolved and was only permitted to be reestablished in 1959.

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. In the very cold winter of 1956/57 people hurry through the streets of downtown Budapest, past ruins from heavy fighting. In the foreground, a makeshift stand with hardware.

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    Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution. Goods are scarce: long lines of shoppers stand in front of a department store on Rakoczi ut. The police allow only small groups of people to enter the shop at one time. Budapest, December 1956.

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    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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