The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous
nationwide revolt against the government
of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies,
lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956.
on Andrássy út
for the memory of the victims of 1956
many thousands of Hungarians were arrested.
Eventually, 26,000 of these were brought
before the Hungarian courts,
22,000 were sentenced,
and several hundred executed.
Hundreds were also deported to the Soviet Union,
many without evidence.
Approximately 200,000 fled Hungary as refugees.
By 1963, most political prisoners
from the 1956 Hungarian revolution had been released.