VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

22 October 2020

On the occasion of the anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Budafok-Tétény (22nd District of Budapest) Local Council hosts a commemoration. Wreath layings take place at the 1956 Hungarian Revolution memorial and the Pál Takács* memorial plague. Our colleague Máté Gali gives an address. Protestant minister Lajos Szász and television host András Dizseri also participate.

Location: Budafok-Tétény, Városház tér (Square), Budapest

Date: 4 PM on (Thursday) October 22nd, 2020

*An emblematic figure of the 22nd District and a physician of the poor, Pál Takács enjoyed great respect and public affection. He was a hero in both World War II and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, during the latter of which he was chosen as the local representative of the Revolutionary Committee. He was arrested in 1957 on a charge of subversion and for helping to plot the overthrow of the State. He was initially sentenced to death, later reduced to life in prison, further reduced to ten years’ loss of all rights and privileges and total confiscation of property and wealth. He was freed in March 1963.


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