Hungarian uprising, 1956. Part 1

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian’s People Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies. In 1956, Prime Minister Imre Nagy announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact and demanded the Soviet troops to be removed from Hungary. The uprising started on October 23rd until November10th, 1956. Soviet forces occupied Budapest, and Hungarian resistance were suppressed. Over 2,500 Hungarians and 700 Soviet troops were killed in the conflict. More than 200,000 Hungarians fled as refugees. These photos were taken by Erich Lessing.

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing

Hungarian uprising

Image by Erich Lessing