ERICH LESSING - HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION 1956 --- Outside of the former central office of 'Szabad Nép', crowds try to catch the first edition of 'Függetlenség' (Independence). More photos here: http://blog.burnedshoes.com/post/80507359045

ERICH LESSING - HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION 1956 The beginning of the De-Stalinization period in Hungary favoured the development of an opposition movement, particularly among students and intellectuals.

A crowd gathering around a toppled statue during the 1956 Hungarian uprising in Budapest.  Credit: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Revolt In Hungary. Dramatic pictures from Budapest. Standing on a fallen statue in Budapest. One of the young students holds a rifle while another has the Hungarian flag. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Young volunteers fighting in Budapest in the Revolution of 1956

internato: “ Hungarian Revolution of 1956 “Budapest boys from about twelve to late teens carrying rifles, to fight with Hungarian Freedom Fighters during revolution against Soviet-backed regime.

Man spitting on the decapitated head of a statue of Joseph Stalin during the Hungarian Revolt, Budapest Hungary, 1956

Man spitting on the decapitated head of a statue of Joseph Stalin during the Hungarian Uprising, Budapest

Hungarian Revolution 1956. 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.

Hungarian Revolution This could be my father's apartment building. They huddled in the basement and were forced to steal for food.

Hungarian Revolution Of 1956

Hungarian Revolution Of The fighter holds a captured Soviet production type AK-

Erich Lessing: Budapest, 1956.

During the very cold winter of a small boy carries a large piece of firewood home, Photo credit: Erich Lessing

A Rip in the Iron Curtain: Photos From the Hungarian Revolution, 1956 | LIFE.com

Budapest Hungarian Uprising 1956 by Micheal Rougier Russian tank brought in to quell the Revolution

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