HU OSA 306-0-4 Video materials relating to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 306-0-4
Title
Video materials relating to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
Date(s)
1956 - 1996
Description level
Series
Extent and medium (processed)
44 VHS, 1.10 linear meters
1 DVD-ROM, 0.01 linear meters
Total: 1.11 linear meters

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Narrative)
The moving images in this series contain archival footage of and relating to the 1956 revolution in Hungary. The collection includes Hungarian newsreels from 1957-1970, propaganda films from the 1960s, fiction films from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, that represent the 1956 revolution as counter-revolution. Hungarian television programs about the 1956 revolution produced before and after the 1989 change of regimes in Hungary, including portraits and indepth analyses of the events, are valuable pieces of information for those interested in the history of the 1956 revolution in Hungary.
Accruals

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Open to the public.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyrights held by individual producers.
Languages
English, Russian, Hungarian

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
Hungarian Television Archives Hungarian National Film Archives

Description control

Description notes
1999 Zsuzsa Zadori, 2004 Miklos Tamasi
Call Number Description
VHS #1
306-0-4:1/1
[BBC on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution]
Television program (incomplete) produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), focusing on the revolutionary events of the western part of Hungary (Győr, Magyaróvár, Sopron) and on the Hungarian refugees in Austria. Correspondent: George Mikes.
television program, English language, Date of Production: 1956-11, Duration: 00:14:00
VHS #2
306-0-4:2/1
Dungeons / Pincebörtönök
Ment to be a documentary film about the existence of “dungeons” underneath the headquarters of the Hungarian Communist Party in Budapest, Köztársaság tér.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1992, Duration: 02:01:00
VHS #3
306-0-4:3/1
How It Happened / Így történt
Produced by the agitation and propaganda department of the Hungarian Communist Party, this film represents the 1956 Revolution as a counter-revolution. Archival footage shot during the Revolution were used.
propaganda film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1957, Duration: 00:18:00
VHS #4
306-0-4:4/1
Suit Against Words / Perbe fogott szavak
Story of the 1957 Hungarian writers' trial, based on the victims diaries and private letters.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1995, Duration: 00:34:00
306-0-4:4/2
The Woman / Az asszony
Story of a revolutioner somewhere in the countryside, who has to hide because of his participation in the Revolution.
fiction film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 01:30:00
VHS #5
306-0-4:5/1
Pictures of the Revolution 1956-1957 / A forradalom képei 1956-57
Television program based on comparison of two contradictory films. One represents "1956" as a revolution, the other is as a counter-revolution.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1990, Duration: 02:11:00
VHS #6
306-0-4:6/1
Yesterday / Tegnap
Dilemma of a lieutenant about the judgement of 1956, after turning back home, to a little village.
fiction film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1959, Duration: 01:22:00
306-0-4:6/2
A Town Without a Face / Az arcnélküli város
A secret police colonel denounces counter-revolutioners in a coal mine. The work and the life gets into normal as a consequence of his actions.
fiction film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1960, Duration: 01:30:00
VHS #7
306-0-4:7/1
Pikemen / Kopjások
A political thriller, based on the novel of András Berkesi and György Kardos. The main character of the film is a secret police officer, who fights against the communists and gets killed by the agents of his organisation.
fiction film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1975, Duration: 01:41:00
306-0-4:7/2
Makra / Makra
fiction film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1972, Duration: 01:32:00
VHS #8
306-0-4:8/1
At Midnight / Éjfélkor
Dilemma of leaving the country or staying in Hungary in 1956, portrayed thrugh a love story. The first Hungarian film that deals with "1956".
fiction film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1957, Duration: 01:30:00
306-0-4:8/2
Dawn / Virrad
A lieutenant-colonel, with the help of the armed workers and the Soviet army overcomes the chaos in a factory, caused by the counter-revolutioners.
fiction film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1960, Duration: 01:28:00
VHS #9
306-0-4:9/1
Mayday Rally Budapest 1957 / 1957. május 1-jei felvonulás Budapesten
Budapest, Hungary with participation of hundreds of thousands. Janos Kadar's comments on the "counter-revolution" of 1956.
propaganda film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1957-05-01, Duration: 00:04:00
306-0-4:9/2
Liberation Day Rally Budapest 1958 / 1958. május 1-jei felvonulás
After the military parade, Janos Kadar gives a speech.
propaganda film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1958-04-04, Duration: 00:02:00
306-0-4:9/3
Mayday Rally Budapest 1970 / 1970. május 1-jei felvonulás
Budapest, Hungary with participation of hundreds of thousands. Janos Kadar is interviewed.
propaganda film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1970-05-01, Duration: 00:03:00
306-0-4:9/4
[János Kádár Awarded] / [Kádár János kitüntetése]
20 August, Day of Constitution in Hungary: Janos Kadar was awarded with the order of "Hero of Socialist Work"
television program, Hungarian language, Date of Production: ca. 1972-08-20, Duration: 00:01:00
VHS #10
306-0-4:10/1
[Newsreels from 1957 with Kádár János's comments on 1956] / [1956-os filnhíradók: Kádár János kommentál]
propaganda film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1957, Duration: 00:07:00
VHS #11
306-0-4:11/1
Hungary in Flames. A Nation's Fight for Freedom / Ungarn in Flammen
A documentary film on the history of Hungary, focusing on the events of the 1956 Revolution. Archival footage shot by Istvan Erdélyi during the Revolution in Hungary serves as the base of the film.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1957, Duration: 00:19:00
VHS #12
306-0-4:12/1
1/2 Imperial Governors / Birodalmi helytartók
Film about the role of the KGB and the Soviets in the suppression of the 1956 Revolution. Editor: Miklós Kun.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 02:15:00
VHS #13
306-0-4:13/1
2/2 Imperial Governors / Birodalmi helytartók
Film about the role of the KGB and the Soviets in the suppression of the 1956 Revolution. Editor: Miklós Kun.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 02:15:00
VHS #14
306-0-4:14/1
Hungary and the World 1956: The New Archival Evidence
Recordings of the international conference held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 03:00:00
VHS #15
306-0-4:15/1
Hungary and the World 1956: The New Archival Evidence
Recordings of the international conference held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 03:00:00
VHS #16
306-0-4:16/1
Hungary and the World 1956: The New Archival Evidence
Recordings of the international conference held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 03:00:00
VHS #17
306-0-4:17/1
Hungary and the World 1956: The New Archival Evidence
Recordings of the international conference held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 03:00:00
VHS #18
306-0-4:18/1
Hungary and the World 1956: The New Archival Evidence
Recordings of the international conference held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 03:00:00
VHS #19
306-0-4:19/1
Hungary and the World 1956: The New Archival Evidence
Recordings of the international conference held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 03:00:00
VHS #20
306-0-4:20/1
Hungary and the World 1956: The New Archival Evidence
Recordings of the international conference held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
raw material, English language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 03:00:00
VHS #21
306-0-4:21/1
Hungary and the World 1956: The New Archival Evidence
Recordings of the international conference held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 00:09:00
VHS #22
306-0-4:22/1
The Trial of Imre Nagy / Nagy Imre és társai bűnpere
Film about the “Nagy Imre Trial” produced by the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Hungarian Socialist Workers Party. The film represents the 1956 Revolution as a counter-revolution. Film-makers used archival footage shot during the show-trial.
propaganda film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1958,
VHS #23
306-0-4:23/1
1956 Hungarian Revolution / Magyar Forradalom 1956
Archival footage about the revolution in Budapest, and the reactions in Western Europe.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 00:20:00
306-0-4:23/2
1100 Years of Hungary / Magyarország 1100 éve
Panorama of the events
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1997, Duration: 00:36:00
306-0-4:23/3
Spring of Nations / 1848-1998. Magyarok a népek tavaszán
The 1848 revolution in Hungary.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1998, Duration: 00:30:00
306-0-4:23/4
Budapest 1997
Montage of city life - for the Tourism Office of Budapest.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1997, Duration: 00:05:00
VHS #24
306-0-4:24/1
[Commercial news recorded from the Hungarian television]
television program, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1986, Duration: 00:08:00
306-0-4:24/2
1/3 Live History / Velünk élő történelem. Aki magyar, velünk tart
Three parts long documentary film about the "counter-revolution" in Hungary, interviews with communist politicians, former freedom fighters, historians and soldiers. Co-operators: Valéria Benke, Antal Apró, Péter Erdős, Róbert Bohó, Béla Biszku, György Marosán, László Földes, András Hegedűs, György Szepesi, Jenő Hazai, György Kalmár, Tibor Zinner, Tivadar Pártay, Lajos Tóth, Dezső Radványi, Mihály Kornidesz
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1986, Duration: 01:02:00
306-0-4:24/3
2/3 Live History / Velünk élő történelem. Akié a fegyver, azé a hatalom
Three parts long documentary film about the "counter-revolution" in Hungary, interviews with communist politicians, former freedom fighters, historians and soldiers. Co-operators: Valéria Benke, Antal Apró, Péter Eedős, Róbert Bohó, Béla Biszku, György Marosán, László Földes, András Hegedűs, György Szepesi, Jenő Hazai, György Kalmár, Tibor Zinner, Tivadar Pártay, Lajos Tóth, Dezső Radványi, Mihály Kornidesz
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1986, Duration: 00:55:00
306-0-4:24/4
3/3 Live History / Velünk élő történelem. A fordulat
Three parts long documentary film about the "counter-revolution" in Hungary, interviews with communist politicians, former freedom fighters, historians and soldiers. Co-operators: Valéria Benke, Antal Apró, Péter Erdős, Róbert Bohó, Béla Biszku, György Marosán, László Földes, András Hegedűs, György Szepesi, Jenő Hazai, György Kalmár, Tibor Zinner, Tivadar Pártay, Lajos Tóth, Dezső Radványi, Mihály Kornidesz
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1986, Duration: 00:57:00
VHS #25
306-0-4:25/1
Portrait of György Krassó / Portré Krassó Györgyről
Co-operators: Tibor Philip, István Eörsi, Róbert Pálinkás-Szűcs, Zoltán Zsille
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1997, Duration: 00:30:00
VHS #26
306-0-4:26/1
Films of the Irodalmi Újság. Hungarian June. Paris Budapest / Az Irodalmi Újság filmjei. Magyar Június. Párizs Budapest
Commemorations on execution of Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary in Paris and Budapest. Interviews with Róza Hodosán, Tibor Méray, Jenő Sujánszky, Miklós Vásárhelyi, Erzsébet Nagy, Rezső Kiss, Judit Gyenes, Júlia Szilágyi. Speeches gave by János Kis, Imre Mécs, Aliz Halda, Tamás Molnár
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1988, Duration: 01:44:00
VHS #27
306-0-4:27/1
Hungarian October / A magyar október
Interviews with Béla Varga, Béla Szász, Grörgy Faludy, Tibor Méray, Péter Kende, Tibor Tardos, Sándor Kopácsi, Béla Király, István Kemény
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1986, Duration: 01:32:00
306-0-4:27/2
Uprising in Hungary 1956 / Berichte aus…Budapest: Der Ungarn Aufstand 1956
A documentary film about the revolution including West-German TV interviews with Béla Szász, Tibor Déry and Gyula Háy from the 70's
documentary film, German language, Date of Production: 1986, Duration: 00:30:00
VHS #28
306-0-4:28/1
Imre Nagy: A Hero of 1956 / Imre Nagy - Der Held von 1956
Documentary film on Imre Nagy including interviews with János Rainer M., Gábor Görgey, András Hegedűs, György Litván, Mihály Kornis, Miklós Vásárhelyi, Judit Gyenes. Also contains few seconds from the film of the Imre Nagy trial.
documentary film, German language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 00:44:00
306-0-4:28/2
War in 1956 / Háború 1956
Documentary film about the war situation in Hungary, including interviews with military historians and former officers: Sándor Kopácsi, Péter Gosztonyi, Sándor Kiss M., András Márton, Béla Király, Frigyes Kahler
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1997, Duration: 00:50:00
VHS #29
306-0-4:29/1
Remembering Snagov / Snagovi emlékezés
Oral history interviews.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date Aired: 1992, Duration: 00:37:00
VHS #30
306-0-4:30/1
Béla Király: General and Professor / Király Béla: tábornok és professzor
Portrait film of the former General.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date Aired: 1988, Duration: 00:50:00
VHS #31
306-0-4:31/1
1/2 Portrait of Géza Losonczy / Losonczy Géza I.
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date Aired: 1991, Duration: 01:12:00
306-0-4:31/2
2/2 Portrait of Géza Losonczy / Losonczy Géza
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date Aired: 1991, Duration: 01:10:00
VHS #32
306-0-4:32/1
Tibor Méray about the Imre Nagy Group / Méray Tibor a Nagy Imre csoportról
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date Aired: 1994, Duration: 00:50:00
VHS #33
306-0-4:33/1
Once Upon a Time There Was a Man... Life of Ferenc Donáth / Volt egy ember... Donáth Ferenc élete
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date Aired: 1993, Duration: 00:55:00
VHS #34
306-0-4:34/1
Open Eye Video Diary / Nyitott Szem videofolyóirat
301-es parcella, Reformműhely Kecskeméten, FIDESZ tüntetés a BM előtt, Ellenzéki kerekasztal, A POFOSZ 56-ról, Lemondjon-e a kormány?, Mit akar az SZDSZ?
television program, Hungarian language, Date Aired: 1989-04, Duration: 01:34:00
DVD-ROM #35
306-0-4:35/1
[Newsreels relating to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution]
1956-10-24_Freedom_Road.mpeg 1956-07-16_Freedom_Flight.mpeg 1956-11-01_War_in_Egypt.mpeg 1956-11-05_Eisenhower_Re-Elected.mpeg 1956-11-08_Landslide_for_Eisenhower.mpeg Five_days_of_freedom_in_Budapest.avi NewsMaga00_5.mpeg NewsMaga00_8.mpeg NewsMaga1957.mpeg NewsMaga1957_2.mpeg
propaganda film, English language, Date of Production: 1956,
VHS #36
306-0-4:36/1
International Red Cross in 1956 / A Vöröskereszt 1956-ban
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1957, Duration: 00:16:00
VHS #37
306-0-4:37/2
News Program (Excerpts) / 1989. június 6. Híradó (részlet)
A Nagy Imre és társai ellen folyt büntetőügybeni törvényességi óvás
television program, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989,
VHS #38
306-0-4:38/3
In Captivity / A történelem fogságában
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1994, Duration: 02:39:00
VHS #39
306-0-4:39/4
Riddles / Találós kérdések
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1983, Duration: 03:00:00
VHS #40
306-0-4:40/5
Pictures of the Revolution / A forradalom első órái képről-képre, percről-percre
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1956, Duration: 00:15:00
306-0-4:40/6
Hungary in Flames / Ungarn in Flammen
documentary film, English language, Date Aired: 1957, Duration: 00:55:00
306-0-4:40/7
Uprising in Hungary / Felkelés Magyarországon
documentary film, English language, Date of Production: ca. 1995, Duration: 00:25:00
VHS #41
306-0-4:41/8
Diary for My Lovers / Napló szerelmeimnek
fiction film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1986, Duration: 02:04:00
VHS #42
306-0-4:42/9
Grandfathers and Revolutions
documentary film, English language, Date of Production: 1999, Duration: 00:53:00
VHS #43
306-0-4:43/10
New Hungarian Lament / Újmagyar siralom
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1989, Duration: 03:00:00
VHS #44
306-0-4:44/11
Reels from Ecser / Ecseri tekercsek
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 2005, Duration: 00:50:00
VHS #45
306-0-4:45/1
Krassó / Krassó
documentary film, Hungarian language, Date of Production: 1997, Duration: 00:30:00