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1956 - A Revolution Worth Remembering
In 1956, thousands of Hungarians -- men and women --took on Goliath. Goliath's name, this time, was the Soviet Union. Unlike the biblical miracle story, this David did not win. However, briefly, they restored Hungary to freedom. Unfortunately, the beast that was the Soviet Union came down to destroy freedom and the people who dared want it.
What freedom? Freedom like what they believe, who they pray to, what kinds of jobs they do, where they live, who they can associate with, what they read, and the ability to choose who will run their beloved country. Without this freedom, the Hungarian people suffered. The Hungarians wanted this freedom so much that 200,000 people left their homeland to take their chances in Vienna, New York, Paris, Berlin, and London. It was a hard decision to pack a few things, whisper good-bye to a few friends and family, and slip quietly across the border.
The evils bestowed on the Hungarians by the Communists are not well-known to the outside world. Check out the books below. Read the sweet childhood tales and the harsh pictorial histories, and do not forget.