MIA: Subjects: The Hungarian Revolution of 1956:

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956


 

Stalin down

From M.I.A. Glossary of Events: The Hungarian Revolution of 1956

Chronology of Events 1956-1957 (from Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Hungary by Daniel Norman and Hugo Dewar)

Key figures:
Matyas Rakosi
Imre Nagy
Georg Lukacs (Archive)

 


Accounts by participants

Balazs Nagy

Hungarian Revolution 1956, 1963
Budapest 1956: The Central Workers' Council, 1964
How the Budapest Central Workers’ Council was set up, 1996

 


Other contemporary accounts and reactions

Peter Fryer Hungarian Tragedy, 1956

Daniel Norman and Hugo Dewar Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Hungary, 1957

 

Ted Grant Hungary and the Crisis in the Communist Party (Open letter to members of the Communist Party of Great Britain), November 1956

Statement by Socialist Workers Party [US] Revolution in Hungary and the Crisis of Stalinism, January 1957

 

Manifestation 1956

Milovan Djilas The Storm in East Europe, November 19, 1956

Raya Dunayevskaya

Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Hungary, November 13, 1956
Death, Freedom and the Disintegration of Communism, November 27, 1956

Isaac Deutscher

October Revolutions, New Style, November 15, 1956
Act Two of Hungary’s Tragedy, 1958

Vince Copeland The Class Character of the Hungarian Uprising, 1957

Shibdas Ghosh

On the Recent Incidents in Hungary, November 15, 1956
Imre Nagy, 1958

Periodicals

The Militant
Vol. 20 No. 44, October 29, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 45, November 5, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 46, November 12, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 47, November 19, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 48, November 26, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 49, December 3, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 50, December 10, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 51, December 17, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 52, December 24, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 53, December 31, 1956
Vol. 21 No. 01, January 7, 1957
Vol. 21 No. 02, January 14, 1957
Vol. 21 No. 03, January 21, 1957
The rest of 1957 The Militant issues

Labour Action
Vol. 20 No. 44, October 29, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 45, November 5, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 46, November 12, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 47, November 19, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 48, November 26, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 49, November 3, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 50, December 10, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 51, December 17, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 52, December 24, 1956
Vol. 20 No. 53, December 31, 1956
Vol. 21 No. 01, January 7, 1957
Vol. 21 No. 02, January 14, 1957
Vol. 21 No. 03, January 21, 1957
Vol. 21 No. 04, January 28, 1957
The rest of 1957 Labour Action issues

The New International (Fall 1956)
Michael Harrington A Chronicle of Revolution
Max Martin and Julius Jacobson Hungary – the Wave of the Future

International Socialist Review
Revolution in Poland and Hungary, Editorial, Fall 1956
Theodore Edwards Inside Report on Hungary, 1958

Proletarian News
Vol. 25 No. 12, December 1956
Vol. 26 No. 01, January 1957

American Socialist
Vol. 4 No. 11, November 1957

Labour Review
Vol. 2 No. 1, January 1957
Vol. 2 No. 2, March–April 1957

 


Subsequent analyses

Barry Shepard The Hungarian Revolution of 1956, 1965

Chris Harman

Hungary 1956 , 1966
1956 and the Rebirth of Socialism from below , 2006

Gerry Healy Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Hungary, 1966

C.L.R. James The Hungarian Revolution, from The Gathering Forces, 1967

Mike Haynes Hungary: Workers’ Councils against Russian Tanks, 2006

Enver Hoxha The “Demons” Escape From Control, from The Khruschevites, 1976