Monday, October 23, 2006

50th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. It was brief but the people of Hungary clearly demonstrated their desire to end communism. But for the Soviet Union, they may well have been succesful. Soviet troops engaged Hungarian forces and the revolution was over by November 10th, 1956.

Here is a collection of links for finding more information on this topic:

The Hungarian Revolt, October 23 - November 4, 1956 - A Scribner research anthology of written sources on the Hungarian Revolt, edited by Richard Lettis and William I. Morris. Documents include radio broadcasts, newspaper and magazine articles, and portions of books on the revolt.

1956 Hungarian Revolution Collection - From the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Cold War International History Project (Virtual Archive 2.0), containing documents and other source materials relating to the 1956 Revolution.

Hungarian Tragedy - An eyewitness account by Peter Fryer, correspondent for the British Communist Party's newspaper, The Daily Worker.

The 1956 Portal - A resource for Hungarian-American organizations to highlight and promote their 1956 Hungarian Revolution commemoration activities, including 1956 photos, videos, resources, and events across the US.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

some more info about 1956 and about the recent events in Budapest on www.budapestdailyphoto.blogspot.com