By Bela G. Liptak
This examine peels away many years of intervening background to supply a firsthand examine the short, doomed fight of Hungarian freedom combatants opposed to Russian oppressors. Written in 1956 in an Austrian refugee camp, the memoir information the occasions of the clash and the author's personal adventure.
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Her eyes were misty. When I explained that we were screening out strangers who might stir up trouble, she quietly handed me her identity card. A little later, Gyuszi Perr arrived on his motorbike with Marika on the back seat. ”1 “My brother is passing them out at the University of Gödöllo…,” I replied. The traﬃc at the gate increased, so Gyuszi stayed to help me with the checking. The line got longer, but the people remained patient. There was a digniﬁed pride in the air. I tried to be quick, so I did not even look up as I read one identity card after another.
For a while he played with his glasses, then he lifted his eyes and looked at us for a long moment. His voice was choked. “Go my sons, go! This is not a day for mechanics. You have a higher duty today. ”3 He left, and we stayed in the lecture hall to hold a brief meeting with the class. We told them about the meeting last night and about the demonstration planned for the afternoon. We also told them that we would march using the same formation we used during military training, which was part of our regular curriculum.
For the average Hungarian it was neither. ) At any rate, the sandwich Memi prepared for me that morning was only a memory by now. As I searched my pockets for crumbs, I found my -forint stipend, so I vowed to get something at the very ﬁrst food stand I came across. That turned out to be a long wait. The minutes dragged on. In the front row Gyuri Egry, the Meno…, was on my left, and another friend, Nándi Kiefer, on my right. Our patience was wearing thin. ” I was pushing myself through the crowd, but by the time I reached Colonel Marián, a delegation had already left for the ministry of the interior.
A Testament of Revolution by Bela G. Liptak