March 26, 2006.
Cardinal Mindszenthy Cultural Center at
St. Stephen Roman Catholic Hungarian Church
REMEMBER HUNGARY 1956
American Hungarian Museum, Passaic presented:
THE UNBURIED MAN - A TEMETETLEN HALOTT
A film by Márta Mészáros (2005)
about the interrogation, trial and execution of
the leader of the
1956 Hungarian Revolution against Soviet Communist tyranny
Introductory remarks and discussion lead
Dr. Károly Nagy
Nagy, born June 7, 1896, — died June 16, 1958, Budapest,
Hung. He fought in World War I, was captured by the Russians,
and joined the Red Army. He lived in Moscow (1929–44), then
returned to Hungary under the Soviet occupation and held several
ministerial posts. An advocate for peasants' rights, he became
premier (1953–55) but was ousted for his independent ideas.
During the Hungarian Revolution (1956), he again served as
premier and sought to establish Hungary's independence from
Soviet domination. He made an unsuccessful appeal to the West
for help against the invading Soviet troops, and he was
arrested, tried, and executed.
Source: Invitation / Encyc. Britannica
The life of Imre Nagy is one of the definitive stories of 20th
century history. He was the first communist leader to become the
symbol of a national revolution, a prime minister, a denouncer
of the Warsaw Pact, and an advocate of multiparty democracy. The
film makes an attempt to throw light on the life of the martyr
prime minister from a different angle, and to present his story
through a subjective point of view, starting from the events of
1956, going on to his execution and finally the events
subsequent to his story until today.
Source: Invitation / Motion Picture Public
Márta Mészáros is one of Hungary’s most respected film
directors. Her sensitive and artistic study of one of the main
personages of the Hungarian Revolution is an intimate look and
thoughtful character study, based on meticulous research and
revelations from family members.
Introductory remarks and discussion lead by:
Dr. Károly Nagy
Károly Nagy, a teacher in Hungary, was elected
president of the Erdősmecske
Revolutionary National Council in October 1956.
He is now
professor of sociology at Middlesex County College, he also
taught at Rutgers and Montclair Universities, and in Hungary at Janus Pannonius and at Debrecen Universities. He published six
books and more than one hundred studies, essays and articles. He
is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 1993 he was
awarded the Imre Nagy Commemorative Plaque, in 1999 he received
the Merit Order of the Republic of Hungary, and in 2004 the
Gábor Bethlen Award.
Krencsey and Dr. Gyula Nemes (left)...
Tibor Glant and Dr. Peter Pastor professors of history
were among the guests
the 1956 Hungarian Revolution were exhibited on
17 presentation boards
Parts of the Exhibition