New Exhibition At UNH Commemorates Hungarian Revolution
Contact:  Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
February 26, 2008


DURHAM, N.H. – In October 1956, the small nation of Hungary rose up against Soviet tyranny in Europe. The Hungarian Revolution was ultimately crushed by the Soviet Army, and more than 200,000 Hungarians fled the country, most going to the United States. However, the revolution's legacy as “the first nail in the coffin of communism” remains as powerful as ever.

This spring, the University of New Hampshire celebrates the 50th anniversary of this event with the exhibition, “The Freedom '56: Commemorating the Hungarian Revolution.” The exhibition shows the struggle and success of the Hungarian Revolutionaries' heroic fight for freedom.

The exhibit opened in February 2008 at the University Museum and runs until July 3, 2008. The University Museum is located in the Dimond Library, Milne Special Collections. It is free and open to the public.

During the spring semester, the University Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Between semesters and during the summer, the museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exhibit is sponsored by Milne Special Collections, the University Museum, and the College of Liberal Arts.

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