Wed, 18 Sep 2019

Hungary Under Communism

RFE
18 Jun 2019, 04:15 GMT+10

Hungarian soldiers with a range finder watch from Gellert Hill as bombs from an American air raid pummel Nazi-occupied Budapest in 1944.

Hungarian prisoners of war after their capture by Soviet troops. Hungary's leadership sided with Nazi Germany during World War II.

Budapest in 1945, ravaged by war. These pictures are from the Fortepan archive, a collection of more than 100,000 photos from 1900 to 1990 of mostly Hungarian history.

A corner of the Buda Castle following WWII. The Fortepan archive plots the slow reconstruction of Budapest and captures moments from Hungary's communist period which began after the war and lasted until 1989.

Communist leader Matyas Rakosi (center), paraded alongside portraits of Lenin and Stalin in 1950.

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