The Petöfi Cercle was a discussion forum of the Communist Youth League (DISZ). Named after the hero-poet Sandor Petöfi , the poet of the Revolution of 1848, it attracted
intellectuals critical of the Communist party-line.
The meeting of June 27,1956, on the government's press- and information policy, took place at the Budapest Officers' Club. Tibor Tardos, well-known columnist expelled from the Communist Party the previous year, addressed the Cercle.
Officers' Club (Petoefi Club), Budapest, Hungary