This year the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) will organise a Remembrance Symposium in Budapest. After Stalin’s death in 1953 the Soviet Union starting shaking more and more, a series of events showed how much people in many satellite states wanted to overthrow the communist dictatorships. These events climaxed in Budapest on 23 October 1956 with the first armed battle against Soviet troops and communist leadership. 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of this event. To commemorate the Eastern Europeans’ struggle for independence, the European Network of Remembrance and Solidarity and its partners, the Hungarian Committee of National Remembrance and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have decided to dedicate the next European Remembrance Symposium, which will take place in May 2016 in Budapest, to the events of 1956 and their legacy.
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