September 7, 2006. - Hungarian House, NYC

REMEMBER HUNGARY 1956

The New York Hungarian House presented:

“CRY HUNGARY”
1986 - BBC TV documentary showing and Discussion in English
by

BÉLA LIPTÁK

Photos: Gabriella Gyorffy

Béla Lipták
witness, freedom fighter, author of 26 scientific books
including 3 with introductions by Edward Teller

Béla Lipák was one of the students who wrote the 16 Points and has fought as a young man against the Russian tanks during the 1956 Uprising in Budapest. As an engineering student at the Technical University he found himself at the center of the struggle that mortally wounded the brutal red empire of the Soviets, was captured, escaped and after 35 days escaped from his country to save his life. Béla eventually published his intimate account of the 35 days revolting in his book: "A Testament of Revolution". He never forgot his fellow freedom fighters, who died on the streets of Budapest and is working today to erect a monument in Budapest to honor the writers of the 16 Points. He wrote his book in English and to the young, which include his five grandchildren.

Source: Hungarian House

The discussion was followed by the screening of the BBC TV film (1986)

“CRY HUNGARY”


The film showing and discussion are dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and for the benefit of the New York Area Coordinating Committee for the Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Hungarian House.


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Hungarian House, NYC

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Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

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