NATO commemorates the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

  • 24 Oct. 2016 -
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  • Last updated: 24 Oct. 2016 14:18

NATO Allies and partners marked the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution on Monday (24 October 2016) with a special exhibition at NATO Headquarters. The exhibition was opened by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, his father, Thorvald Stoltenberg, who helped Hungarian refugees fleeing the invading Soviet Army in 1956, as well as Hungarian Ambassador to NATO, Péter Sztáray, and Hungarian politician and professor, Dr. János Horváth.

The Secretary General stressed that today’s exhibition is an opportunity to honour the sacrifices of the Hungarian people for freedom and liberty. He stressed that this important chapter of Hungarian history shows that “freedom is stronger than oppression and democracy is stronger than dictatorship.”

The exhibition at NATO Headquarters, entitled ‘Where Heroes Are Not Forgotten, There Will Always Be New Ones’, features photographs from the time of the Revolution.