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Oct 25, 2016

Hungary thanks Austria for help during 1956 Revolution

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós and his Vienna counterpart Michael Haupl placed a wreath in remembrance of those who lost their lives and sent special thanks to the Austrians who helped

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós and his Vienna counterpart Michael Haupl commemorated the 60th anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 revolution in the Austrian capital on Monday, MTI reports.

The pair placed a wreath in remembrance of those who lost their lives and sent special thanks to the Austrians who helped.

“Hungarians are to date grateful to Austria and the Austrian people for accepting Hungarian refugees with an open heart and supporting them sixty years ago,” Mayor Tarlós said at a memorial plaque in front of the Trautson Palace in central Vienna.

Austria had to cope with a lot of difficulties after WWII, but its people were optimistic and were in no doubt that they had to help Hungarian refugees escaping Soviet rule, said Mayor Haupl.

The memorial expresses thanks to the citizens of Vienna for helping Hungarians in 1956.