The Hungarian Revolution of 1956: The Event that Shook the World

The events surrounding the 1956 Hungarian Revolution are closely linked to my family. My grandparents and my father fled Hungary after the revolution to settle and build a new life in Canada. The events in Hungary demonstrated to the world the true face of communist oppression in Eastern Europe, and ripped a hole in the…

Hungary 1956 revolt: Bela Biszku jailed for war crimes

BBC News – Hungary 1956 revolt: Bela Biszku jailed for war crimes A former Hungarian interior minister has been found guilty of war crimes over the suppression of the October 1956 uprising against communist rule. Bela Biszku, 92, was convicted of ordering security forces to open fire on civilians, killing 49 people. The anti-communist revolt toppled…