Freedom '56: Commemorating the Hungarian Revolution

February 14 - July 3, 2008

Torn image of a bronze statue of a man with his arm raised

UNH hosted the final display of the traveling photography exhibition, Freedom '56, which commemorated the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Historic photographs by Erich Lessing captured the spirit of a brief victory from communist oppression by Hungarian demonstrators, followed by the violent Soviet invasion that re-established Hungary as part of the Soviet orbit. In 1989, Hungary emerged as a democracy following the break-up of the Soviet Union.

Contemporary photos of Budapest by Stephen Spinder complemented the exhibition. Honorary Hungarian Consul General of Hungary Gabor Garai was the guest of honor.

Read the story and see more photos in the Campus Journal.