By Zsuzsanna Korosi, Adrienne Molnar
For a decade now, the authors were accomplishing interviews for Hungary's Oral heritage documents, with the kids of these Hungarians - nationwide heroes, as they're regularly obvious at the present time - who have been imprisoned for his or her involvement within the 1956 revolution. The titanic physique of fabric that has been gathered, and is now on the disposal of sociologists, psychologists and others within the educational group, varieties the foundation of this quantity. this can be a documentation of stories of the insurrection and, extra really, its aftermath. the almost spontaneous ten-day rebellion exerted an enduring impression at the fates of the households of the greater than 20,000 who have been imprisoned and 229 carried out via the regime within the harsh reprisals that the crushing of the revolution (the final of them as past due because the early 1960s), with energetic police surveillance prolonged to tens of hundreds of thousands extra. This intimidation, and the attendant social and financial devastation that it wrought, bore in particular demanding at the psyches, upbringing and schooling, and therefore the following possibilities and existence classes of the kids who grew up inside these households. the fabric is grouped by way of subject matter: e.g. the results on conversation inside households, adjustments in social prestige, how family members and associates reacted, and what kinds of difficulties those youngsters encountered in pursuing their reviews, in attempting to assimilate into society as adults, and in with regards to these fathers who did go back. In an appendix, the editors current distinct biographies of the folks so much without delay affected, delivering an remarkable glimpse into the fates of these they interviewed. The documentation comprises letters that the youngsters wrote to their imprisoned fathers.