Czech-born John Sadovy was sent to Budapest by Life magazine and photographed three days of the Hungarian revolution. Slipping past border guards at night, he took graphic photographs that revealed the cruel reality of the Soviet-controlled state for the first time, and earned him the Robert Capa gold medal
Now Hungarians not only fought the Russian invaders but they also executed members of the hated secret police. The outgunned freedom fighters took a reported 10,000 casualties before giving in. The U.S., needing Soviet cooperation in the Middle East, did not intervene.
Erika Szeles was a young soldier and nurse in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 . When her photo was taken by a Danish photographer her image graced the covers of several European magazines and she became an international symbol of the revolution. Szeles was born to Jewish parents in 1941 and rais