Throughout the months of October and November the Embassy of Hungary in Washington, DC hosted a special exhibition entitled "Objects of Freedom” honoring the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. Commemorating the arrival of the heroes of 1956 to the United States of America, the Embassy collected personal objects and photos that 56ers brought with them to the United States of America from Hungary. The Embassy of Hungary received photos, newspaper clippings, clothes, passports, and other documentation from as far away as California, Florida, and Ohio. Also included in the exhibition were a number of commemoratory books and artifacts dating up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
The exhibition made its debut at the VIP Gala Dinner at the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 16 and was subsequently placed display at the Embassy for the duration of the six-week-long program of events commemorating the 1956 Revolution. The “Objects of Freedom” exhibition sought to introduce and celebrate the deeply personal stories of 1956 – to create bridges between the personal memories and the collective memory of Hungary and the United States.
To learn more about the Embassy of Hungary's program of events commemorating the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight, please click HERE.