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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.Andras B.Hegedues,former Secretary of the Petoefi Club,in front of the gate to the house of Imre Nagy,Prime-Minister during the Revolution.Memorial plaque at the gate.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.Children play on Koeztarsasag Square. One one side of the square stood the former head- quarters of the feared Secret Police of Communist Hungary. See 56-09-11/20,56-09-14/13,56-09-09/10A.

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    The statue of Imre Nagy, Prime minister during the Revolution, stands near the Hungarian Parliament, site of some of the fiercest battles in 1956. Nagy was executed in 1958.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.Szobor Park in the outskirts of Budapest, now houses a collection of Communist statuary, In foreground statue of Arpad Szakasits,Social-democrat leader who joined the Communists.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.Szobor Park in the outskirts of Budapest, now houses a collection of Communist statuary,mostly in the style called "Socialist Realism".

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    Hungary 42 years after the Revolution: Between November 4 and December 31,1956, 155.085 Hungarian refugees crossed into Austria. Most of them came over Andau bridge and a mud-road which Austrian artists have now lined with works in memory of the mass-flight.

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    Hungary 42 years after the Revolution: Between November 4 and December 31,1956, 155.085 Hungarian refugees crossed into Austria.In memory of the mass- exodus,Hungarian authorities preserved two of the watch-towers which dotted the "Iron Curtain".

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    A Hungarian watchtower on the Austro-Hungarian border near the Austrian village of Andau.

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    Andau bridge crosses a small canal which forms the border between Hungary and Austria. 155.085 Hungarian refugees fled to Austria between November and December 1956; most of them came across this bridge, which was damaged by artillery fire. The bridge was reconstructed after the end of Communism and a new, friendly border crossing point was established.

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    Hungary 42 years after the Revolution: Between November 4 and December 31,1956, 155.085 Hungarian refugees crossed into Austria. Most of them came over Andau bridge and a mud-road which Austrian artists have now lined with works in memory of the mass-flight.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Monument erected in front of the "Corvin" cinema,opposite the headquarters of the "Corvin" group of combatants,commanded by Gergely Pongratz. See 98-01-17/18A,98-01-16/24A.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.Door to the headquarters of the "Corvin" group of combatants,commanded by Gergely Pongratz. Pongratz managed to flee to the United States where he became a farmer. Returned to Budapest in 1990.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.The Kilian-Barracks in Budapest,where Col.Pal Maleter and his men held out against Soviet artillery and tanks for several days; there were only 17 survivors. Maleter was executed together with Imre Nagy.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution. Column erected in memory of a one-legged combatant who was killed during the fighting in Budapest.For the one-legged revolutionary, see 56-09-11/34 and 56-09-14/28.

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    Andras Hegedues,a leading Stalinist and Hungarian Prime Minister from May through October 1956.After two years of exile in Moscow,he returned to Hungary, but fell out of favour when he opposed Soviet inter- vention in Czechoslovakia in 1968.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution.The widow of Col.Pal Maleter,who was Imre Nagy's Minister of Defence and was executed with Nagy..Mrs.Maleter now works as an archivist in the Institute for the History of the Revolution.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution:Imre Mecs,President of the Defence Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly.When the Revolution was over,Mecs was sentenced to death,but pardoned minutes before his execution.

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    Andras Hegedues,Hungarian Stalinist and Prime Minister from May through October 1956,photographed shortly before his death in 1999. After two years of exile in Moscow after the Revolution,he fell out of favour when he oppoesed the intervention in Czechoslovakia in 1968.

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    Budapest revisited 42 years after the Hungarian Revolution: Katalin Janosi,a gifted painter,grand- daughter of Prime Minister Imre Nagy.She is the little girl in 56-05-42/9.

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    When Imre Nagy announced that Hungary would leave the Warsaw Pact,the Soviets decided that the Revolution had gone too far and sent the Red Army to crush it. 42 years later,on February 18,1998,the Hungarian Parliament voted to apply for membership in NATO.

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    When Imre Nagy announced that Hungary would leave the Warsaw Pact,the Soviets decided that the Revolution had gone too far and sent the Red Army to crush it. 42 years later,on February 18,1998,the Hungarian Parliament voted to apply for membership in NATO.

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    Budapest revisited:For photographer Lessing,who had known them 42 years ago,the members of the Petoefi Club met once more in the hall where their deliberations had triggered the Revolution of 1956.Reunions were poignant Few of the old combatants had kept in touch and the formerly simple meeting place had become the center of a bank, with marble floors and stucco ornaments on the walls.

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    Budapest revisited:For photographer Lessing,who had known them 42 years ago,the members of the Petoefi Club met once more in the hall where their deliberations had triggered the Revolution of 1956.Reunions were poignant Few of the old combatants had kept in touch.

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    Budapest revisited:For photographer Lessing,who had known them 42 years ago,the members of the Petoefi Cercle met once more in 1998, in the hall where their deliberations had triggered the Revolution of 1956. Center: Emil Horn, now curator of the Museum of the History of the Hungarian Revolution.

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