New Hungarian Lament

Call Number
305-0-2:5/1

General information

Part of series
HU OSA 305-0-2 Fekete Doboz Alapítvány Video Archive: Documentary Films
Located at
DVD-ROM #5 / No. 1
Original Title
Újmagyar siralom
Level
Item
Primary Type
Moving image
Language
Hungarian
Date of Production
1989
Duration
60 min.

Content

Form/Genre
Documentary film
Contents Summary
Exhumation of Imre Nagy and other executed martyrs of 1956. On the demand of surviving family members, in the spring 1989 the Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs started the exhumation of Imre Nagy and other executed and secretly buried victims of the 1956 Revolution. The exhumation took place in Parcel 301 in the Rákoskeresztúr cemetery in Budapest. The filmmakers follow the entire process of unearthing the corpses buried in unmarked gravesites 31 years before. The exhumation is led by investigators, researchers and forensic experts who give detailed accounts of the facts and findings. Also present are the family members, who are confronted with the fact that some of the bodies were buried with their faces down. First accounts, interviews given by the relatives – wives, children – of the murdered politicians, along with accounts by friends and witnesses are also part of the documentary film.
1989 tavaszán az Igazságügyi Minisztérium és a belügyi szervek megkezdték Nagy Imrének és mártírtársainak kihantolását a Rákoskeresztúri temető 301-es parcellájában. Megrázó képsorok az arccal a föld felé fordított tetemek exhumálásáról. A hozzátartozók, barátok, sorstársak és szemtanúk emlékeznek az 1956-os forradalom és az azt követő megtorlás éveire.
Associated Country
Hungary