The reburial of Imre Nagy - Photo: Fortepan

Government official marks anniversary of 1956 martyr Imre Nagy’s reburial

The day of the reburial of Imre Nagy, the martyred prime minister of Hungary's 1956 anti-Soviet uprising and freedom fight, was when Hungarian political life was able to begin anew, a state secretary of the ministry of culture and innovations told a commemoration event on Thursday.

Marking the 33rd anniversary of Nagy’s reburial at the late prime minister’s statue in Budapest, Eszter Vitalyos said the anniversary was about paying tribute to the ideas of courage, patience and wisdom.

She said the revolution of 1956 represented courage, the period between November 4, 1956, the defeat of the revolution, and June 16, 1989, the day of Nagy’s reburial, symbolised patience, while June of 1989 had called for wisdom.

Addressing Hungarians within and beyond the country’s borders, Vitalyos said the threats facing Hungary were no smaller today than in the past, only different. But those who are brave, patient and wise enough can bring about peace, she said.


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