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Book - Revolution in Hungary - The 1956 Budapest Uprising
Erich Lessing
On 23 October 1956, what began as a mass rally in Budapest quickly evolved into the Hungarian Revolution. Within days, millions of Hungarians were supporting the revolt. It lasted until 4 November, when it was crushed by the Hungarian Security Police and Soviet tanks and artillery. Thousands of Hungarian revolutionaries and Soviets were killed and injured, and nearly a quater of a million people fled the country as refugees. Erich Lessing was the first photographer to arrive in Hungary, and he documented the short-lived uprising and its aftermath in a series of photographs. These world-famous images...

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HUNGARY. Gyor. October-November 1956. West-Hungary. Insurrection....
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SWITZERLAND. Geneva. The Geneva Summit. July 1955.
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. May 1955. The Austrian State Treaty, which brought...
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HUNGARY. Gyor. In the council room of the city hall. In order...
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YUGOSLAVIA. Belgrade. March 1955.
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POLAND. Warsaw. 1957. The Vice-President of the first post-war...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. Stalin monument on Budapest's Felvonulasi...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1998. Austro-Hungarian border, near Andau...
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AUSTRIA. Village of Schattendorf. 1952. The people of Schattendorf...
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HUNGARY. 1956. Village of Karzag in the putza region, or Hungarian...
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HUNGARY. 1956. A horse drinks from the well on a small farm in...
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HUNGARY. 1956.
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HUNGARY. 1956. Cooperative farmers return from the fields.
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HUNGARY. Zirc. 1956. The office of the Production Cooperative...
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HUNGARY. 1956. Management site for the Canal Construction Company...
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HUNGARY. 1956. An agricultural tractor station (MTS). In the...
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HUNGARY. 1956. Village in the putza region, or Hungarian steppes....
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HUNGARY. 1956. Karzag. A discussion with the Communist Party...
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HUNGARY. 1956. A meeting of a communal agricultural commission...
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HUNGARY. 1956. A board meeting of the agricultural cooperative...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. A couple selling onions. In 1956, state-owned...
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HUNGARY. 1956. A farm woman selling cherries and vegetables from...
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HUNGARY. 1956.
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. Lacemakers sell their wares to townspeople...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. An elderly couple sells hand-made toys....
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HUNGARY. Kalocsa. 1956. The Corpus Christi procession is led...
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HUNGARY. May 31th 1956. Archbishop Jozsef GRÖSZ of Kalocsa, released...
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HUNGARY. Kalocsa. 1956. Woman in black headscarves kneel during...
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HUNGARY. 1956. A woman with a traditional beribboned cap and...
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HUNGARY. 1956. Farmers kneel under their church flags in the...
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HUNGARY. Kalocsa. 1956. Mother and child during the open-air...
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HUNGARY. 1956. After Sunday mass, farmers meet in front of the...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956.
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. Hungarians have always been excellent...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956.
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. A 'private entrepreneur' tastes his...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. Two girls at a stall in a market.
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956.
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956.
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. An elegant couple on the Fisherman's...
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HUNGARY. Karzag. 1956.
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HUNGARY. Budapest. In the 1956s, Hungarian citizens were ot allowed...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. A quick business deal in front of an...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956.
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HUNGARY. 1956. Budapest.
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956.
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. Népstadion (The people's Stadium). Ferenc...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956. This was the era of Ferenc PUSKAS, who...
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