Hungarian rebel fighters, Budapest, 1956.

A disabled tank near coffins being used for the bodies of Russian soldiers killed during the popular uprising against the Communist-backed Hungarian government, Budapest, By Michael Rougier.

Nie können es die groben Russen wieder gutmachen...

Hungarian civilians killed by Soviet army during the Hungarian uprising of October 1956 being kept in the Kerepesi Cemetery, 1 November

Budapest, 1956. október 23. Rendezetten vonuló fiatalok a Madách térnél: a képzőművészeti főiskolások csoportja. A transzparensen: "Szolidaritást a lengyel néppel!" MTI Fotó: Horling Róbert

Budapest, 1956. október 23. Rendezetten vonuló fiatalok a Madách térnél: a képzőművészeti főiskolások csoportja. A transzparensen: "Szolidaritást a lengyel néppel!" MTI Fotó: Horling Róbert

1945. Szovjet katonák bevonulása Budapestre.

Columns of Soviet soldiers on the streets of Budapest, Hungary;

Not published in LIFE. Hungarian rebel fighters, Budapest, 1956.  9 of 29

Not published in LIFE. Hungarian rebel fighters, Budapest, 9 of 29

PAL MALETER. My father Kornel Vadasz passed away in 1996. I found these slides summer 2015.  Kornel was active during the revolution. He was a social democratic politician who took part in rewriting, printing and distributing the 16 demands which the revolution was based on. During the fighting he headed a group who was called in to “clean up” AVO and Russian strong holds. He spent 3 years in a communist prison, was condemned to death, escaped and made it to Sweden.

PAL MALETER. My father Kornel Vadasz passed away in 1996. I found these slides summer 2015. Kornel was active during the revolution. He was a social democratic politician who took part in rewriting, printing and distributing the 16 demands which the revolution was based on. During the fighting he headed a group who was called in to “clean up” AVO and Russian strong holds. He spent 3 years in a communist prison, was condemned to death, escaped and made it to Sweden.

Népszínház utca - Nagykörút sarok, egykori ipari felsőiskola.

Népszínház utca - Nagykörút sarok, egykori ipari felsőiskola.

1956, Aki Magyar jöjjön velünk! Aki magyar velünk tart! Adi Pop.

1956, Aki Magyar jöjjön velünk! Aki magyar velünk tart! Adi Pop.

The Hungarians sent a team under Pal Maléter, the most successful military commander against the Soviets during Stage One, to negotiate with the Russians over the withdrawal of Soviet troops. During those negotiations they were suddenly arrested. This was only a short time, a matter of a few hours, before the second Russian invasion began, which was early on the morning of November 4th. When that invasion began, then Nagy took refuge in the Yugoslav Embassy….

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 Maléter Pál

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