Marking the fiftieth anniversary of events in 1956, that were a major turning point in the history of communist-ruled Eastern Europe, this book contains a selection of some of the most recent research on those momentous events and their memory and legacy.
1. 1956: The Mid-20th Century Seen from the Vantage Point of the Beginning of the Next Century 2. Memory and Discourse on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution 3. Antifascism, the 1956 Revolution and the Politics of the Communist Autobiographies in Hungary 1944-2000 4. An Emblematic Picture of the Hungarian 1956 Revolution: Photojournalism during the Hungarian Revolution 5. Dethroning Stalin: Poland 1956 and its Legacy 6. The Polish-Soviet Confrontation in 1956 and the Attempted Soviet Military Intervention in Poland 7. The Main Provincial Centres of the 1956 Revolution: Gyor and Miskolc 8. Re-Emergence of Public Opinion in the Soviet Union: Khrushchev and Responses to the Secret Speech 9. The Fog of Hungary’s Negotiated Revolution