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Hungarian Revolution to be commemorated in Buffalo

The 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution will be marked in Buffalo with a program starting at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Hungarian American Social Club at 660 Tonawanda St., followed by dinner.

The revolution also will be commemorated through a performance of a Hungarian dance troupe at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Riverside Institute, 51 Ontario St.

The revolution against the one-party communist regime and Soviet occupation started Oct. 23, 1956 as a student demonstration and quickly spread throughout the country. Armed conflict continued until Nov. 10, when the Soviet Union sent a massive invasion force. About 2,500 Hungarians and 700 Soviets were killed. About 200,000 people left Hungary, and some of them settling in Western New York.

Oct. 23 is a national holiday in Hungary.

 

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