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1956 Reloaded: The Sixtieth Anniversary Celebrations of the Hungarian Revolution

  • The sixtieth anniversary celebrations of the 1956 Hungarian revolution took a new turn when Viktor Orbán used the opportunity to criticize the European Union and further the Fidesz nationalist agenda. This article discusses the commemorations in their historical context since 1989 and closely analyses the speeches and festivities in Budapest. It shows the continuous uses of this date for partisan purposes and asks what this means for Hungarian collective memory.

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Document Type:Article
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Author:Nora BorodziejGND
Editor:Joachim von PuttkamerGND, Michal KopečekGND, Włodzimierz BorodziejGND
Publishing Institution:Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung – Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
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Parent Title (English):Cultures of History Forum
Release Date:2020/02/12
Date of Publication (online):2019/01/09
Date of first Publication:2017/02/16
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Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 90 Geschichte
Collections:Cultures of History Forum (Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena)
Tag:1956; European Union; Hungary; Orbán; commemoration
GND Keyword:Ungarn; Gedenkfeier; Orbán, Viktor; Europäische Union; Aufstand in Ungarn <1956>
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