By Bela G. Liptak
This examine peels away many years of intervening background to supply a firsthand examine the short, doomed fight of Hungarian freedom combatants opposed to Russian oppressors. Written in 1956 in an Austrian refugee camp, the memoir info the occasions of the clash and the author's personal adventure.
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You, too, will leave a mark; you, too, will do what the adults could not. ” Almost an hour later there were four of us at the gate. There was no line anymore, so I felt I could leave for my mechanics class. My professor was Ádám Mutnyánszky, or Mutyi Bácsi, as we called him. It was unthinkable to miss his class. M. He started exactly at :, so I ran as fast as I could. A friend, Laci Zsindely, had kept a chair for me in one of the upper rows of the KA- lecture hall, which was ﬁlled to capacity with about three hundred students.
It was as if overnight I had become a very important person. Strangers looked up to me; they trusted me. I would have liked to remind them that I was only a kid and that they should not expect much from me. But my other self took over, and when people stopped me I made such speeches as: “Come with us to the Bem statue! This is our country! ”5 As I handed out the copies of our paper, some started to read the demands out loud. Others were just staring at the ﬂoor. As the streetcar reached my university and I was jumping oﬀ, I saw an elderly woman crying quietly while the mustachioed conductor gave me a military salute.
They were still taking their photographs, still making their phone calls. Now, for the ﬁrst time, I felt tension in the air. ” Nobody laughed. He tried again. ” There was no answer. Nobody paid any attention to him. ” Again, nobody laughed; nothing, not even a giggle. So Meno… gave up, and we waited in that tense silence. We just waited and waited. Still more people were arriving. The university grounds were becoming very crowded. M. that we saw some 42 A Testament of Revolution commotion on the roof of the machine laboratory building.
A Testament of Revolution by Bela G. Liptak