On the occasion of the upcoming 60th anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 revolution and war for independence, we pay tribute to the heroes by publishing our new 10-chapter series called “In Memoriam 1956”. This week we take a look at the iconic scenes of the revolution.
Major thoroughfares and public squares were the scenes of the heaviest fighting between freedom-fighters and invading Soviet troops during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and freedom fight. Below, you can see how photographs taken at the time – and made available through the digital photography archive Fortepan – compare with today’s street scenes across Buda and Pest. Which of the locations are familiar to you?
Móricz Zsigmond körtér, facing Bartók Béla út (Buda, District XI)
photos: Fortepan; fotomuveszet.net
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