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  1956 Hungarian Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In June 1956, in Poznan, Poland, an anti-Communist workers' revolt was suppressed by the Polish Army with 74 deaths.
In October 1956, the remains of László Rajk, György Pálffy (former chief of staff of the Hungarian army), Tibor Szőnyi and András Szalai, all executed in 1949 by the Rákosi regime for treason, were reinterred with full honors.
Hungarian neutrality and withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact represented a threat to the Soviet defensive and ideologic buffer zone of satellite nations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1956_Hungarian_Revolution   (6543 words)

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Hungarian university students gathered and marched to the statue of József Bem, a Polish General who led Hungarian freedom fighters during the 1848 Revolution, to express solidarity for the Polish workers fighting against communism.
The Revolution's spirit came full circle in June, 1989, when Imre Nagy and others were finally given the public burial by a grateful Hungarian nation that had waited 33 years to pay homage to their sacrifice.
The 1956 Revolution was the first step in the dissolution of Communism to be followed by the Prague Spring in 1968, the founding of Solidarity in Poland in 1980, and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
www.freedomfighter56.com /en_history.html   (1216 words)

 The 1956 Hungarian Revolution
In that year a summit was held in Moscow between Soviet leaders and Hungarian Communist Party leaders such as: Matyas Rákosi, Ernö Gerö and Imre Nagy.
However, many Stalinists in the Hungarian Communist Party and the bureaucracy resisted his reforms and impeded their implementation.
In 1955 the Hungarian Central Committee denounced the New Course reforms as a rightist divergence.
econc10.bu.edu /economic_systems/NatIdentity/EE/Hungary/1956.htm   (741 words)

 Kaposvar: The Faith of Lajos Nagy - Sidebar: Hungarian Revolution 1956
Between October 23 and November 4, 1956, Hungarian students and workers took to the streets to protest the brutal Soviet regime and the campaign of terror which Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, had first launched against the Hungarian people after World War II.
On November 4, 1956, the Soviets crushed the Hungarian Revolution.
The Hungarian - Canadian churches were used as centers to coordinate the effort to help the refugees, almost half of whom were under the age of 29.
www.whitepinepictures.com /seeds/iii/37/sidebar.html   (555 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Laying claim to Hungary's 1956 revolution
To most Hungarians now, who see themselves as go-ahead members of the European Union, the term Cold War must have something to do with the simmering dispute Russia is presently pursuing with her near neighbours over the future and the price of natural gas supplies from Siberia.
If Hungarians, particularly the young, would prefer to forget about their short-lived, and ill-fated revolution, they will not be entirely allowed to.
He escaped to the West after the tragedy of 1956 and was sentenced to death for treason in his absence by a communist court.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/4651808.stm   (952 words)

 Canada - Hungary Educational Foundation - 1956 Conference
“The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 as narrated by Shoah survivors”
October 2006 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1956 revolution in Hungary and the arrival to Canada, a few months later, of nearly 40,000 Hungarian refugees.
The 1956 Hungarian Revolution in its historical, historiographical and  political  contexts.
www.canadahungary.org /1956conference.html   (971 words)

 Gusztáv KECSKÉS: The Suez Crisis and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Cold War History Research Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to Hungarian historiography during the Kádár era, there was a close connection between the two crises: English and French leadership had considered the events in Hungary and a presumed occupation by the Soviet Union when deciding on the timing of the attack against Egypt.
During the Hungarian crisis the Presidium of the Soviet Communist Party, the highest political forum of the Soviet Union, was in almost continuous session.
The two American historians represent vastly disparate viewpoints: according to Calhoun the Suez question and the fate of the Hungarian revolution are very closely connected since it was the British government’s move which forced Khrushchev to revise his former compromising standpoint and to decide on crushing the Hungarian revolution.
www.coldwar.hu /html/en/publications/kecskes_suez.html   (4055 words)

 Hungarian Revolution 1956
Hungarians were poor, yet much of the food and industrial goods they produced was sent to Russia.
The Hungarians were very patriotic, and they hated Russian control – which included censorship, the vicious secret police (called the AVH after 1948) and Russian control of what the schools taught.
In Budapest in 1956 the Hungarian uprising has been crushed by Russian tanks and the city was in ruins.
www.johndclare.net /cold_war14.htm   (875 words)

 The Hungarian Revolution: 1956 | libcom.org
Hungarian troops were greeted as friends and allies by the crowds; workers were arriving from Csepel in lorries with ammunition.
The attitude of sympathetic neutrality that the Hungarian army had taken in the first few hours was now replaced by and large by one of active support for the rebellion.
A notice next to one said "The purity of our revolution permits us to use this method of collection." The mayor of the capital, Jozsef Kovago, said the city was "pervaded with such sacred feelings that even the thieves abandoned their trade." On the wreck of a Russian tank someone scrawled the words 'Soviet culture’.
libcom.org /library/hungarian-revolution-1956   (9068 words)

 Dr. Károly Nagy, the 1956 revolutionary --- then and now --- The legacy of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
In September of 1956 he was assigned to teach in the transdanubian village of Erdôsmecske, near the city of Pécs.
From the contemporary perspective it is increasingly obvious that the 1956 Hungarian Revolution was the event that triggered the fall of the modern Soviet Empire.
One of the most striking aspects of the Hungarian Revolution is not only that this principle of the council system reemerged, but that in twelve short days a good deal of its range of potentialities could emerge with it.
www.arpad.com /legacynk.htm   (1720 words)

 IALHI News Service: 1956 Hungarian Revolution
According to the editors, "between December 1956 and the summer of 1961, when the last death sentence was carried out for offenses committed in 1956, 341 people were hanged, as many as in the darkest years of the Rakosi regime "(p.
Scholars of the Hungarian Revolution will notice that many of the key documents (Russian and Hungarian) included in the volume that shed direct light on the decision-making process were previously translated into English in the mid-1990s in the Woodrow Wilson Center's International Cold War History Bulletin [3].
Organized primarily by the 1956 Institute, this conference was unique in bringing together both original participants in the 1956 events and scholars who have worked with the new archival documents, thus enabling one to compare archival findings with living memories.
www.ialhi.org /news/i0310_1.php   (2903 words)

 The 1956 Hungarian Revolution - Freedom Fighters, Time's "Man of the Year"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
October 23, 1956: Students hold demonstration in front of the General Bem statue demanding reforms, democratization, and the return of premier Imre Nagy.
Hungarians must also make the "West" remember her forefather's sacrifices for freedom and democracy.
Visit the Hungarian American Coalition's site and access "Meeting 1956," an interesting set of interviews with 15 people who were sentenced to die following the revolution, but survived.
www.webenetics.com /hungary/1956.htm   (601 words)

 1956: The Hungarian Revolution | libcom.org
It is not out of love for nostalgia that we are commemorating the 1956 Hungarian uprising: Hungary '56 was a prime example of the working class itself reaching for power.
The AVO was feared and hated by the Hungarian working class because of their record of torture and murder and because of the privileged position they held in Hungarian society, receiving between three and twelve times the average workers’ pay.
Between 20 and 50,000 Hungarians and 3 to 7,000 Russians is the estimate.
libcom.org /history/1956-the-hungarian-revolution   (2377 words)

 The 1956 Hungarian Revolution
Notes of Kremlin and White House discussions indicate the possible impact of the late October 1956 attack on Suez on the Soviet decision to intervene with overwhelming force in Hungary in early November.
Hungarian and Soviet documents provide a more complex portrait of reform Communist Prime Minister Imre Nagy, whom the U.S. saw as a Soviet disciple but who went further than any other leader in the socialist camp other than Tito in asserting independence from the USSR.
The 1956 Hungarian Revolution: A History in Documents is edited by Csaba Békés, Malcolm Byrne and János Rainer.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB76/press.htm   (563 words)

 1956 Hungarian Revolution NEWS from the American Hungarian Federation - Founded 1906
In what hopes to be an annual revival of the famed Hungarian Ball in Washington, the gala, fl-tie affair raised funds to support the Hungarian Scouts of Washington, D.C., and a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Hungarian historical communities living in the countries neighboring Hungary.
The United Hungarian Societies in Cleveland has invited former Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for two days of meetings with AHF and other Hungarian-American community leaders and multi-denominational clergy culminating in a commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution in which thousands died and hundreds of thousands were forced to flee.
During the revolution, Pongratz was commander of one of the key resistance groups fighting the Soviet army.
www.americanhungarianfederation.org /news_1956.htm   (4240 words)

 The 1956 Hungarian Revolution
The defeat of the Hungarian revolution was one of the darkest moments of the Cold War.
For the next three decades, as a consequence of the crushing of the revolution, the history of the events of 1956 was effectively sealed to Hungarians.
But The 1956 Hungarian Revolution is the first attempt to put together a major collection of these new materials, in addition to the significant number of items that appear here for the first time in any language, in a single volume.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB76   (1825 words)

 Hungarian Revolution 1956 - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Hungarian Revolution 1956 - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Hungarian Revolution, 1956, violent, large-scale uprising against Communist rule and Soviet control in Hungary.
Popular discontent was mounting, however, and opponents of the government drew encouragement from the Polish defiance of the Soviet Union, which...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Hungarian_Revolution_1956.html   (120 words)

 1956 Hungarian Revolution Portal - American Hungarian Federation and Member Commemoration Activities
The American Hungarian Federation is sponsoring the 1956 Portal to provide a resource for Hungarian American organizations across the nation to highlight and promote their 1956 Hungarian Revolution commemoration activities.
The Federation honors the true heroes of the 1956 Revolution -- those who were unwilling to compromise and who, against overwhelming odds and standing alone, made tremendous sacrifices for the cause of freedom, democracy and independence.
The American Hungarian Federation is sponsoring the 1956 Portal as part of its goals to coordinate and assist member organizations across the country.
www.hungary1956.com   (1631 words)

 The Legacy of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the Hungarian Revolution he was acting president of the National Council for Economic Reconstruction.
Emeritus history professor of Brooklyn College, CUNY and president of Atlantic Research and Publications, Inc. During the Hungarian Revolution he was commander in chief of the National Guard and military commander of Budapest.
During the Hungarian Revolution he was president of the Revolutionary National Council of the Village of Erdôsmecske.
www.hhrf.org /bessenyei/legacy.htm   (220 words)

 Hungarian Revolution
There was freedom in the air on October 23, 1956 when Hungarian students began demonstrating against the Communist government.
Now as we look back, we can see that the Hungarian Revolution really was the first serious crack in the Soviet system and a proud moment in the life of that small Central European country.
The Hungarians thought they had won and the feeling was one of elation.
fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us /~sgati/gatiproductions/starting_over/revolution.htm   (1334 words)

 1956 Hungarian Revolution Portal - Photos, Audio and Video files
AHF would like to thank the 1956 Institute, Dr. Paul Szilagyi, Sgt. Ed Parauka of the US Embassy Marine Guard in Budapest, and others who assisted in the collection of these photographs.
But for this lesson to get through and convince those in the West who shut their eyes and ears, it was necessary, and it can be no comfort to us, for the people of Hungary to shed so much blood which is already drying in our memories.
We have faith that there is on the march in the world, parallel with the forces of oppression and death which are darkening our history, a force of conviction and life, an immense movement of emancipation which is culture and which is born of freedom to create and of freedom to work.
www.hungary1956.com /photos.htm   (1143 words)

 USSR Hungary Revolt 1956
In Hungary, Mátyás Rákosi was ousted as party leader in July 1956 and replaced by Erno Gero.
The first phase of the Hungarian Revolution ended in victory for the rebels: Imre Nagy became premier and agreed, in response to popular demands, to establish a multiparty system; on November 1 he declared Hungarian neutrality and appealed to the United Nations.
In June 1958, the Hungarian government announced that Nagy and other government officials who had played key roles in the revolution had been secretly tried and executed.
www.onwar.com /aced/data/hotel/hungary1956.htm   (930 words)

 1956 Revolution - Hungarian Online Resources (Magyar Online Forrás)
Lipták was studying at the Technical University in Budapest and one day in 1956, he went to the weekly Communist Youth meeting --- they were all required to attend --- when someone from Szeged stood up and said he wanted to speak.
Stalin had General Pal Maleter, an Hungarian official with whom they were to sign a treaty, kidnapped and murdered (as they did the Premier, Imre Nagy).
But the foot was too stiff, the shoe could not be put back on, and under the enormous Hungarian flag, which covered the whole bier, one of Jancsi's stiff feet remained covered by only a torn sock.
www.hungaria.org /1956   (1082 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Hungary 1956   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On the request of the Hungarian People's Government the Soviet Government consented to the entry into Budapest of the Soviet Army units to assist the Hungarian People's Army and the Hungarian authorities to establish order in the town.
At the same time, the Soviet Government is ready to enter into relevant negotiations with the Government of the Hungarian People's Republic and other participants of the Warsaw Treaty on the question of the presence of Soviet troops on the territory of Hungary.
This fight is the fight for freedom by the Hungarian people against the Russian intervention, and it is possible that I shall only be able to stay at my post for one or two hours.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1956hungary.html   (446 words)

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