Post WWII Hungary

1945 - Soviet forces drive the Germans out of Hungary by early April. New coalition government introduces land reform bill, redistributing land from large estate owners to peasants.
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Art Deco Style Courtyard in the VIII district, Budapest, Hungary

Építészpince - Art Deco Style Courtyard in the VIII district, Budapest, Hungary

Gellert Statue & Waterfall - Budapest, Hungary Named after St. Gellert, who played a major role in converting Hungary to Christianity. He was martyred by pagans and thrown from the hill The statue is of him.

Gellert Statue & Waterfall - Budapest, Hungary Named after St. Gellert, who played a major role in converting Hungary to Christianity. He was martyred by pagans and thrown from the hill in The statue is of him. (I think this date is way off -- VM)

MÁVAG Tr5 Budapest, Nyugati (Marx) tér, 1950

Képtalálat a következőre: „jászai mari tér villamos

1965. Aluljáró építése a Blaha Lujza téren.Construction of a subway in Blaha Lujza square

Aluljáró építése a Blaha Lujza téren.Construction of a subway in Blaha Lujza square

1951, Szent Gellért tér, 11.kerület

Ilyen is volt Budapest - Szent Gellért tér

A Csillag Áruház műszaki osztálya, Budapest 1959 (fotó Jármai Béla)-The Technical Department of the Star Store

A Csillag Áruház műszaki osztálya, Budapest 1959 (fotó Jármai Béla)-The Technical Department of the Star Store

Hungarian Parliament Building Budapest Hungary.

The Parliament Building on the bank of the Danube is currently the largest building in Hungary and together with St. Stephen’s Basilica the tallest building in Budapest standing at The…

1949-Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty, the highest Catholic official in Hungary, is convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment by the Communist People’s Court. Outraged observers in Western Europe and the United States condemned both the trial and Mindszenty’s conviction as “perversions” and “lynchings.”

1949-Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty, the highest Catholic official in Hungary, is convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment by the Communist People’s Court. Outraged observers in Western Europe and the United States condemned both the trial and Mindszenty’s conviction as “perversions” and “lynchings.”

At the end of the Second World War the crown jewels were recovered in Mattsee, Austria, on 4 May 1945 by the U.S. 86th Infantry Division. The crown jewels were transported to Western Europe and eventually given to the United States Army by the Hungarian Crown Guard for safekeeping from the Soviet Union. For much of the Cold War the crown was held at the United States Bullion Depository (Fort Knox, Kentucky) alongside the bulk of America's gold reserves and other priceless historical items.

An image of the Holy Crown of Hungary also known as the Crown of Saint Stephen, was the coronation crown used by the Kingdom of Hungary for most of its existence.

After undergoing extensive historical research to verify the crown as genuine, it was returned to the people of Hungary by order of U.S. President Jimmy Carter on 6 January 1978. Most current academic knowledge about Hungarian royal garments originates from this modern research. Following substantial U.S. political debate, the agreement to return the jewels contained many conditions to ensure the people of Hungary, rather than its Communist government, took possession of the jewels

The Crown, Sword and Globus Cruciger of Hungary used to be kept in the Crown Tower of the castle

Mindszenty was no stranger to political persecution. During World War II, Hungary’s fascist government arrested him for his speeches denouncing the oppression of Jews in the nation. After the war, as a communist regime took power in Hungary, he continued his political work, decrying the political oppression and lack of religious freedom in his nation.

Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty, who died 40 years ago, lived in an age of evil—German fascism and Soviet communism. Today, when few world leaders can be seen as heroes against tyranny in its various gu…

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