Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Hungarian Uprising to be commemorated in European Parliament

I noticed this in the European Parliament the other day (click to enlarge). It is good to see that the heroic uprising of the Hungarian people against Marxist tyranny of 1956 will be remembered in the European Parliament, at least in some small way.

I was intrigued by the reference to a House of Terror museum in the above poster, the director of which being a speaker at this event, and I thought this merited further investigation.

The House of Terror is a Museum in Budapest dedicated to remembering the suffering of Hungarians under totalitarianism.

This is from its website: 
Having survived two terror regimes, it was felt that the time had come for Hungary to erect a fitting memorial to the victims, and at the same time to present a picture of what life was like for Hungarians in those times...
Opened on February 24th, 2002 at 5 pm, the House of Terror Museum - the only one of its kind - is a monument to the memory of those held captive, tortured and killed in this building. The Museum, while presenting the horrors in a tangible way, also intends to make people understand that the sacrifice for freedom was not in vain. Ultimately, the fight against the two cruellest systems of the 20th century ended with the victory of the forces of freedom and independence.
You can find the website of the House of Terror here (English language). 

2 comments:

daithikent said...

I am reminded of the impact the '56 intervention had on socialists world-wide,the divides; the difficulty felt my some in attacking the Soviets, the good old deformed workers state. This sense of betrayal was in a context of the cold war and the USSR as recent allies of WWII who got to Berlin first! Surely the 'free world' is guilty of the betrayal of the Hungarian peoples. Can one buy a commemoration mug??

Anonymous said...

I hope that those commemorating this event - I can't quite understand why it is now as I thought the uprising took place in 1956? - will point out that the Hungarians are under a third left-wing totalitarian regime ( for the Nazis were one also ) in the form of the Marxist Multicultural Totalitarian Police State that is the EU.

They have had three. This is our first one but we are heartily sick of it. As their neighbour Mr Klaus, president of the Czech Republic has pointed out, the EU will soon remove the last vestiges of democracy and sovereignty. They haven't reached the stage of the House of Terror yet but if the whole of Europe went into open revolt who knows what would happen.