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Commemoration

Tamás Deutsch: 1956 was about the supremacy of justice and freedom

| November 6, 2019

“The history of the Hungarian ’56 was one of the most important and beautiful events of the difficult and ruthless 20th century. Its message is clear and unambiguous, not only to Hungarians, but also to the whole world: It is about the supremacy of justice and freedom,” said Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch in Brussels.

“The 4th of November is one of the saddest days in the calendar of the Hungarian nation, as it broke Hungarians’ dreams of freedom for many decades,” the politician emphasized in his speech at the event of the Hungarian fraction of the EPP Group and the Magyar Hullám Society, commemorating the 1956 revolution and its repression.

He also added that on November 4, commemorators mourn the victims, the dead, the executed and displaced, the Hungarians who were oppressed and humiliated. “It is congruous that we remember them every year, on November 4. It is natural that we mourn every moment of the almost half a century of communist dictatorship,” the MEP said, adding that “for nearly five decades, the most-precious thing, freedom, was taken away from millions of Hungarians. There is no excuse and no forgetting.”

Courage, patriotism and love of freedom were displayed in the eyes of the Hungarians of ‘56, as great as the number of “drops of water in the sea.”

Tamás Deutsch recalled “that this hidden spring of Hungarian love for freedom broke out again. Just 30 years ago, between 1989 and 1990, during the months of the regime change, we created a new, free and democratic Hungary. The power and sincerity of the change of regime was fueled by the memory of 1956. It would not have been possible to defeat the communist system without the truth of 1956.”