Freedom '56: Commemorating the Hungarian Revolution


Freedom '56, poster commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1956

February 14 - July 3, 2008
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.