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.

Budapest, Hungary, 1944, A Jewish man in the street, beside a propaganda placard where Jews are compared to communists.

Budapest 1944 A Jewish man in the street, beside a propaganda placard where Jews are compared to communists

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 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 1956.    The revolt began as a student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building...

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

When the Soviet army invaded Hungary: A resistance fighter. Photograph by Michael Rougier. Budapest, Hungary, October 1956.bg

Hungarian Revolution of Resistance fighter pointing machine gun out of a car, captured from security police, during popular uprising against Communist-backed government.

Flag of Hungary, with the communist coat of arms cut out. The flag with a hole became the symbol of the revolution. (Photographed at the "Corvin köz")

During the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, this was the Flag of Hungary: with the communist coat of arms cut out. The flag with a hole became the symbol of the revolution. (Photographed at the "Corvin köz")

Budapest, in WWII. It would take 4 more years to reopen the Chainbridge.

Budapest, in WWII. It will take 4 more years to reopen the Chainbridge. This is just a small slice of the damage done when we were being "freed" by the end of WWII.and handed to the Russians.

Budapest 1956 :Disabled Soviet tanks in Budapest after the Soviet invasion.

Budapest 1956 :Disabled Soviet tanks in Budapest after the Soviet invasion.

Hungarian Revolution 1956

Hungarian Revolution This could be my father's apartment building. They huddled in the basement and were forced to steal for food. By the grace of God I am here today.

What is left of the statue of Joseph Stalin, which was toppled during the Hungarian revolution in 1956, currently on display at Szoborpark near Budapest.

A recreation of the statue of Joseph Stalin, which was toppled during the Hungarian revolution in currently on display at Szoborpark near Budapest.

1956.

Hungarian freedom fighter holding up a flaming picture of Lenin, which belonged to a Soviet propaganda bookstore stormed by angry crowds earlier.

Hungary on the cover of Time Magazine -- Hungarian Freedom Fighter, 1956

From the Archives: Street Battle Budapest circa 1956

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