The 1956 Hungarian Revolution was the first tear in the Iron Curtain. Hungarians from all walks of life rose up against insurmountable odds to fight the brutal Soviet-installed Hungarian communist government. Thousands died fighting, others tortured and executed, while 200,000 were forced to flee. 2006 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.
The American Hungarian Federation is sponsoring the 1956 Portal to provide a central information resource for Hungarian American organizations across the nation to highlight and promote their 1956 Hungarian Revolution commemoration activities. Get involved and join us!