Hungarian Revolution 1956

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 against the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet policies was the first major threat to Soviet control since WW II and started the downfall of the Soviet Union. It began as a student demonstration through central Budapest on 23 October and spread so that the government collapsed. On 4 November, a Soviet force invaded Hungary and resistance ended on 10 November. Over 2,500 Hungarians and 700 Soviet troops were killed and 200,000 Hungarians fled as refugees
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October 23,1956: The Hungarian revolution takes place when "Hungarians declare[d] their independence against Soviet rule."

October 1956 - The Hungarian revolution takes place when "Hungarians declare[d] their independence against Soviet rule.

1956 Hungarian Revolution exhibition in India 2012. http://www.artslant.com/ind/events/show/239168-1956-the-hope-of-freedom---the-hungarian-revolution

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a revolt against Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from October 23 to November

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 ― A spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. The revolt began as a student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building. A student delegation entering the radio building in an attempt to broadcast its demands was detained.

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November

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. Destroyed Soviet tanks and artillery on Erzsebet Koerut in downtown Budapest, an insurgent member of the Hungarian Army. 1956. Erich Lessing photography

Destroyed Soviet tanks and artillery on Erzsebet Koerut in downtown Budapest, an insurgent member of the Hungarian Army.

The 1956 HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION  A History in Documents

Csaba Békés: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution - A History in Documents

23rd October 1956, Students of Eötvös Loránd University, Józef Bem monument in Budapest

23rd October 1956, Students of Eötvös Loránd University, Józef Bem monument in Budapest

HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956.  The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23,1956.It was crushed by Soviet troops after days of streetfighting.In front of the just-conquered Headquarters of AVO,the feared Secret Police,insurgents burn Soviet flags.

The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October was crushed by Soviet troops after days of streetfighting.In front of the just-conquered Headquarters of AVO,the feared Secret Police,insurgents burn Soviet flags.

Russians! Go home! - Bilingual sign during the Hungarian revolution of 1956

““Russians go home!” The Hungarian Revolution - Budapest 1956 ”

History: Hungary - 1956 revolution | socialistworld.net

Hungarians gather around the head of the toppled Stalin Monument in Budapest, 23 October - 10 November 1956

1956 Hungarian Revolution: Freedom fighters were doing a great job toppling the communists until the Red Army arrived

1956 Hungarian Revolution: Freedom fighters were doing a great job toppling the communists until the Red Army arrived (Stupid tanks).

Memorial Day for the 1956 Revolution and the Declaration of the Republic of Hungary in 1989; Hungary; October 23; The anniversary of the Hungarian Revolt: on Oct. 23, 1956, the people of Hungary revolted against Russian domination and communist rule. The new government was crushed by overwhelming Russian force on Nov. 4, but its heroic memory remained an inspiration. Hungary deliberately chose Oct. 23, 1989, as the day to proclaim the new republic.

My nagypapa and some other family members are probably in these photos somewhere with all the other freedom fighters. 1956 - Hungarian Revolution of Independence. Wonder how many of the Soviets and NKVD were jews?

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