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)
43 VHS PAL, 1.07 linear meters
2 DVD-ROM, 0.02 linear meters

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
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, Hungarian, Russian
Call Number Description
VHS PAL #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.
English language, Date of production: 1956-11, Duration: 14 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007083
VHS PAL #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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1992, Duration: 2 hours 1 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007084
VHS PAL #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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1957, Duration: 18 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007085
VHS PAL #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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1995, Duration: 34 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007086
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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007086
VHS PAL #5
306-0-4:5/1
Pictures of the Revolution. Collage of Documents from 1956-1957 / A forradalom képei. Dokumentum összeállítás 1956-57
Television program based on comparison of two contradictory films. One represents the 1956 Hungarian revolution as a revolution, the other as a counter-revolution.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1990, Duration: 42 min. 55 sec.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007087
306-0-4:5/2
56 Minutes About 1956 / 56 perc 56-ról
Television program by the state-controlled Hungarian Television (MTV) with excerpts from the famous BBC documentary that was shot in the city of Sopron in 1956, with the participation of Imre Mikes as a correspondent. The famous BBC reportage was never screened on the Hungarian TV before. The program includes interviews with some of the people who appeared in the BBC documentary 34 years before.
Hungarian language, 1990, Duration: 54 min. 20 sec.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007087
VHS PAL #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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1959, Duration: 1 hour 22 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007088
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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1960, Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007088
VHS PAL #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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1975, Duration: 1 hour 41 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007089
306-0-4:7/2
Makra / Makra
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1972, Duration: 1 hour 32 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007089
VHS PAL #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".
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1957, Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007090
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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1960, Duration: 1 hour 28 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007090
VHS PAL #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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1957-05-01, Duration: 4 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007091
306-0-4:9/2
Liberation Day Rally Budapest 1958 / 1958. május 1-jei felvonulás
After the military parade, Janos Kadar gives a speech.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1958-04-04, Duration: 2 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007091
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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1970-05-01, Duration: 3 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007091
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"
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1972-08-20, Duration: 1 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007091
VHS PAL #10
306-0-4:10/1
[Newsreels from 1957 with Kádár János's comments on 1956] / [1956-os filnhíradók: Kádár János kommentál]
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1957, Duration: 7 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007092
VHS PAL #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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1957, Duration: 19 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007093
VHS PAL #12
306-0-4:12/1
Imperial Governors 1/2 / Birodalmi helytartók 1/2
Film about the role of the KGB and the Soviets in the suppression of the 1956 Revolution. Editor: Miklós Kun.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 2 hours 15 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007094
VHS PAL #13
306-0-4:13/1
Imperial Governors 2/2 / Birodalmi helytartók 2/2
Film about the role of the KGB and the Soviets in the suppression of the 1956 Revolution. Editor: Miklós Kun.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 2 hours 15 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007095
VHS PAL #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.
English, Russian, Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 3 hours
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007096
VHS PAL #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.
English, Russian, Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 3 hours
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007097
VHS PAL #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.
English, Russian, Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 3 hours
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007098
VHS PAL #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.
English, Russian, Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 3 hours
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007099
VHS PAL #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.
English, Russian, Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 3 hours
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007100
VHS PAL #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.
English, Russian, Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 3 hours
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007101
VHS PAL #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.
English, Russian, Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 3 hours
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007102
VHS PAL #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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 9 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007103
VHS PAL #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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1958,
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007104
VHS PAL #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.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 20 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007105
306-0-4:23/2
1100 Years of Hungary / Magyarország 1100 éve
Panorama of the events
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1997, Duration: 36 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007105
306-0-4:23/3
Spring of Nations / 1848-1998. Magyarok a népek tavaszán
The 1848 revolution in Hungary.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1998, Duration: 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007105
306-0-4:23/4
Budapest 1997
Montage of city life - for the Tourism Office of Budapest.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1997, Duration: 5 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007105
VHS PAL #24
306-0-4:24/1
[Commercial news recorded from the Hungarian television]
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1986, Duration: 8 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007106
306-0-4:24/2
Live History 1/3 / Velünk élő történelem. Aki magyar, velünk tart 1/3
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
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1986, Duration: 1 hour 2 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007106
306-0-4:24/3
Live History 2/3 / Velünk élő történelem. Akié a fegyver, azé a hatalom 2/3
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
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1986, Duration: 55 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007106
306-0-4:24/4
Live History 3/3 / Velünk élő történelem. A fordulat 3/3
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
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1986, Duration: 57 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007106
VHS PAL #25
306-0-4:25/1
Portrait of György Krassó / Portré Krassó Györgyről
Co-operators: Tibor Philip, István Eörsi, Róbert Pálinkás-Szűcs, Zoltán Zsille
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1997, Duration: 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007107
VHS PAL #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
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1988, Duration: 1 hour 44 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007108
VHS PAL #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
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1986, Duration: 1 hour 32 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007109
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
German language, Date of production: 1986, Duration: 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007109
VHS PAL #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.
German language, Date of production: 1996, Duration: 44 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007110
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
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1997, Duration: 50 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007110
VHS PAL #29
306-0-4:29/1
Remembering Snagov / Snagovi emlékezés
Oral history interviews.
Hungarian language, Date of air: 1992, Duration: 37 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007111
VHS PAL #30
306-0-4:30/1
Béla Király: General and Professor / Király Béla: tábornok és professzor
Portrait film of the former General.
Hungarian language, Date of air: 1988, Duration: 50 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007112
VHS PAL #31
306-0-4:31/1
Portrait of Géza Losonczy 1/2 / Losonczy Géza I. 1/2
Hungarian language, Date of air: 1991, Duration: 1 hour 12 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007113
306-0-4:31/2
Portrait of Géza Losonczy 2/2 / Losonczy Géza 2/2
Hungarian language, Date of air: 1991, Duration: 1 hour 10 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007113
VHS PAL #32
306-0-4:32/1
Tibor Méray about the Imre Nagy Group / Méray Tibor a Nagy Imre csoportról
Hungarian language, Date of air: 1994, Duration: 50 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007114
VHS PAL #33
306-0-4:33/1
Once Upon a Time There Was a Man... Life of Ferenc Donáth / Volt egy ember... Donáth Ferenc élete
Hungarian language, Date of air: 1993, Duration: 55 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007115
VHS PAL #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?
Hungarian language, Date of air: 1989-04, Duration: 1 hour 34 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007116
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
English language, Date of production: 1956,
VHS PAL #36
306-0-4:36/1
International Red Cross in 1956 / A Vöröskereszt 1956-ban
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1957, Duration: 16 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007118
VHS PAL #37
306-0-4:37/1
Re-Trial of Imre Nagy at the Supreme Court in 1989 / A Nagy Imre per újratárgyalása a Legfelsőbb Bíróságon
6 June 1989. Open session of the Presidential Council of the Supreme Court in the criminal case of Imre Nagy and his associates. Discussing the objection filed by the Attorney General. On behalf of the Supreme Court, Dr. Jenő Szilbereky opens the session. The Attorney General is represented by Dr. Sándor Nyíri. Counsels for the defendants are dr. Alajos Dornbach, dr. Miklós Róth and dr. János Bánáti. Rapporteur is dr. Gyula Czily. Presenting the objection. Address by deputy Attorney General Dr. Sándor Nyíri. The defense presents their case. Promulgation of the resolution of the Supreme Court.
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1989, Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007119
VHS PAL #38
306-0-4:38/1
In Captivity / A történelem fogságában
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1994, Duration: 2 hours 39 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007120
VHS PAL #39
306-0-4:39/1
Riddles / Találós kérdések
A documentary film based on interviews with András Hegedűs by István Jávor and György Berkovits. Hegedűs served as Chairman of the Council of Ministers from 1955 to 1956. He fled to the Soviet Union 28 October, 1956 on the fifth day of the Revolution and returned to Hungary in 1958. He became a prominent sociologist and a ctritique of the Soviet system. Jávor István és Berkovits György interjúja Hegedűs Andrással, a magyar történelem és közélet sajátos életutat bejárt alakjával. (MNFA)
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1983, Duration: 3 hours
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007121
VHS PAL #40
306-0-4:40/1
Pictures of the Revolution / A forradalom első órái képről-képre, percről-percre
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1956, Duration: 15 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007122
306-0-4:40/2
Hungary in Flames / Ungarn in Flammen
English language, Date of air: 1957, Duration: 55 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007122
306-0-4:40/3
Uprising in Hungary / Felkelés Magyarországon
English language, Date of production: 1995, Duration: 25 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007122
VHS PAL #41
306-0-4:41/1
Diary for My Lovers / Napló szerelmeimnek
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1986, Duration: 2 hours 4 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007123
VHS PAL #42
306-0-4:42/1
Grandfathers and Revolutions
English language, Date of production: 1999, Duration: 53 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007124
VHS PAL #43
306-0-4:43/1
New Hungarian Lament / Újmagyar siralom
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1989, Duration: 3 hours
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007125
DVD-ROM #44
306-0-4:44/1
Reels from Ecser / Ecseri tekercsek
Hungarian language, Date of production: 2005, Duration: 50 min.
VHS PAL #45
306-0-4:45/1
Krassó / Krassó
Hungarian language, Date of production: 1997, Duration: 30 min.
Digital version available | HU_OSA_00007127