A memorial honoring Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet revolution has been erected in Manhattan, after ten years of fundraising.
The new monument has been placed beside the statue of Hungarian revolutionary Lajos Kossuth and depicts the constellations visible on October 23, 1956.
According to MTI, the monument will be unveiled March 12, the Sunday before Hungary’s national day marking the start of the 1848-49 revolution and freedom fight.
Hungarian Consul in New York Ferenc Kumin said that the monument depicts the actual position of the stars — “by freezing time in stone and steel” — on October 23rd, 1956, the day when the revolution broke out, he said. The stars are made of steel which lie on a granite base, he added.
Kumin also noted that the obelisk of the grave of Emilia Kossuth, the Hungarian politician’s sister, in the Green-Wood Cemetery of Brooklyn, has been cleaned and polished in cooperation with local staff.