Mourners Attend Reburial at Heroes' Square


Open Society Archives

Open Society Archives
Budapest, Hungary

Mourners at the public funeral of Imre Nagy and colleagues, outside the Yugoslav Embassy building on Dózsa György Road, next to Heroes' Square.

Following the second Soviet attack, on 4 November 1956, Imre Nagy and colleagues requested asylum at the Yugoslav Embassy, from where they could see Soviet tanks crossing Heroes' Square. János Kádár tried to persuade Nagy to resign as Prime Minister, but Nagy refused. Nagy and colleagues were promised free passage if they left the Embassy's premises, but were promptly arrested and deported to Romania by Soviet state security forces as they left the building.

Photo from Fortepan, an online archive of twentieth-century amateur photography, initiated by OSA in 2010.


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