A Tear in the Iron Curtain: The Hungarian Uprising of 1956

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 to Friday, December 15, 2006
communist government

On October 23, 1956, thousands of Hungarians began peacefully demonstrating against the communist government that had dominated the nation since 1949. The twelve days of revolution that followed marked the first mass effort to resist Soviet control and presaged the later dismantling of the Soviet bloc. This exhibit, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising, contains rare materials from the Hoover Archives, photo essays by Erich Lessing, and the documentary film “Starting Over in America: The Story of the Hungarian 56ers” by Sally Gati.

This exhibit, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising, contains rare materials from the Hoover Archives, photo essays by Erich Lessing, and the documentary film “Starting Over in America: The Story of the Hungarian 56ers” by Sally Gati.

On October 23, 1956, thousands of Hungarians began peacefully demonstrating against the communist government that had dominated the nation since 1949. The twelve days of revolution that followed marked the first mass effort to resist Soviet control and presaged the later dismantling of the Soviet bloc. This exhibit, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising, contains rare materials from the Hoover Archives, photo essays by Erich Lessing, and the documentary film “Starting Over in America: The Story of the Hungarian 56ers” by Sally Gati.

Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion
Next to Hoover Tower, Stanford University
September 19 through December 15, 2006
Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM to 4PM

For further information, contact 650/723-3563 or www.hoover.org/hila.
Open to the public, free of charge

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