Venue: Level 3
Exhibition "For Freedom and Independence" is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution and freedom fight.
The Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1956 lasted for no more than two weeks. Nevertheless, it shook the world. It wrecked the regime established by the great powers after World War II and unveiled the cruel reality of the Soviet-type terror apparatus. Once and for all, the world woke up from the illusions of communism. In October 1956 the Hungarian nation proved that it was capable of taking control of its own destiny.
The desperation and anger that had been bottled up for so many years finally broke to the surface during the revolution. The spontaneous uprising grew to become a revolution, and since the prerequisite of freedom is to regain national independence, it became a freedom fight. Sixty years ago the whole world turned its attention to Budapest. This life-and-death struggle that barely lasted two weeks made it clear for everyone that the then existing great powers did not allow the Hungarians' fight for freedom to have the least chance. Yet, the death defying courage of the boys of Pest inflicted an incurable wound upon communism and shook the Soviet empire.
This exhibition pays tribute to the "boys of Pest".
Sat, Sun 10.00–17.00