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Hungary / 1956 Rebellion / USSR Domination / Changes #243034

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 22, 1976
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(Studio) Hungarian Rebellion of 1956 has 20th anniversary Saturday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Budapest, Hungary) (Film of revolution begun October 23, 1956, shown.) Reporter details rebellion against Stalin era and Warsaw Pact status of Hungary. Changes in cntry., still follower of USSR , since revolution noted; looking at Budapest, one might think goals of revolution achieved. Ldrship. of Janos Kadar, imposed on country by Moscow after revolution crushed, noted. Cultural freedom in Hungary greater than in East Germany, Czechoslovakia or USSR . Conflict with Roman Catholic Church, characterized by imprisonment and later years of asylum in American legation of Cardinal Mindszenty, seems to have ended; Hungarian Jews have only rabbinical seminary in Communist Europe; life not easy for religious groups, but they function. USSR domination conts., symbolized by monument constructed by Soviets overlooking Danube River after World War II, smashed during revolt, later rebuilt. Lifestyles of people noted.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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