Hungary 1956: reading guide

Man spitting on decapitated head of Stalin statue, Hungary 1956.
Man spitting on decapitated head of Stalin statue, Hungary 1956.

Libcom.org's reading guide to the 1956 Hungarian uprising against the Communist dictatorship which saw a general strike declared and workers' councils spring up across the country.

Submitted by Ed on October 14, 2012

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Harrison

9 years 10 months ago

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i would recommend this, which if i get time i will add to the libcom library.
http://www.vorhaug.net/politikk/hungarian_tragedy/

It is written by Peter Fryer, the Daily Worker (now Morning Star) correspondant in Hungary who rebelled against the paper editorship (CPGB stalinist party of which he was a member) when they attempted to censor his reports of the uprising. This book split the CPGB

Nymphalis Antiopa

3 years 2 months ago

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libcom note: please do not use the comments section as an excuse to spam links to your site; you've been warned about this previously. Future spam links will be removed without warning. - Ed

Reddebrek

9 months 2 weeks ago

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I've recently found a number of newsreels from 1956 that show footage of the demonstrations and clashes. https://youtu.be/P2Wc9kEHfYI