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Aug 26, 2016

Hungary to erect memorial in New York honoring 1956 Revolution

"Our ultimate plan is a lasting memorial to the Heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution"

A memorial honoring Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet revolution will be erected in Manhattan, after ten years of fundraising, Ferenc Kumin, Hungary’s consul general to New York, has said.

The new monument, which could be ready by the Hungarian revolution’s 60th anniversary, will be placed beside the statue of Hungarian revolutionary Lajos Kossuth and will depict the constellations visible on October 23, 1956.

"Our ultimate plan is a lasting memorial to the Heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution to be located in New York City. All fundraising efforts and net income from our Gala Benefit Concert and the Memorial Album serve this goal," the memorial website states.

Preparations and fundraising for the memorial have been ongoing for ten years and now all the necessary permits have been obtained, Kumin added.

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