DAILY PHOTO: ’56 Memorial in the Városliget

Taken in Budapest in December of 2014

Taken in Budapest in December of 2014

This monument was dedicated in 2006, on the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution. In the autumn of 1956 there was an armed attempt to revolt against the Soviets and the puppet government they’d established in Hungary. After several days, Soviet forces withdrew, and–to wishful thinkers–it looked like the Soviet yoke might be thrown off. However, the Soviets came back with great duplicity and brutality and crushed the uprising.

From the side.

From the side.

From the back.

From the back.

 

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