25 January 2017
’56: From the Streets to the States – Hungarian and American Poets View the ’56 Revolution
"In 1956 after eight years of dictatorial Russian-imposed Communism, one in ten Hungarians had been imprisoned, sent to a concentration camp or executed. As a result virtually every family in the country knew of some relation of theirs who had suffered terribly at the hands of the regime. Most people would also say that such suffering happened 'without cause' or 'unfairly'."