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És jött egy nap, október huszonhárom, hitet hozott a hűvös őszi szél: Szabaddá válunk, végre, minden áron! A bátor szív egy szebb jövőt remél. Igaz szívek a nemzetért dobognak, s elárult lelkek mernek hinni már. Barikádon lyukas zászlók lobognak, szabadság nélkül, az életünk sivár! Áldott a hős, ki kiáll a hazáért, s minden áruló legyen átkozott! Szeresd hazád, felelős vagy a máért, amely reményt, s szabadságot hozott!

És jött egy nap, október huszonhárom, hitet hozott a hűvös őszi szél: Szabaddá…

These Hungarian refugees were part of the U.S. Navy's "sea lift," which helped Hungarians fleeing their homeland after the 1956 Soviet military crackdown.

These Hungarian refugees were part of the U. Navy's "sea lift," which helped Hungarians fleeing their homeland after the 1956 Soviet military crackdown.

Magyarország Nemzeti Parkjai -  A Kőrös Maros Nemzeti Park

Magyarország Nemzeti Parkjai - A Kőrös Maros Nemzeti Park

Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Bus with red cross insignia entering Hungary; people crossing street to get sculpture of Joseph Stalin.© Time Inc.Michael Rougier

Hungarian Revolution of Bus with red cross insignia entering Hungary; people crossing street to get sculpture of Joseph Stalin.

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Hungarian Fighters, Budapest, Men are normally the posterchild for soldiers even though we know women can be great defenders

The Soviet action stunned many people in the West. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had pledged a retreat from the Stalinist policies and repression of the past, but the violent actions in Budapest suggested otherwise. An estimated 2,500 Hungarians died and 200,000 more fled as refugees. Sporadic armed resistance, strikes and mass arrests continued for months thereafter, causing substantial economic disruption.

A Rip in the Iron Curtain: Photos From the Hungarian Revolution, 1956

Caption from LIFE. Rebels shoot vainly at an observation craft flying over Jozsef Circle. Soviet jet planes also . strafed the streets in support of the Soviet ground forces.

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania 1956 budapest

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania 1956 budapest

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