___PÁL LÕCSEI: TWELVE DAYS OF BÉKÉSCSABA IN THE 1956 [LŐCSEI PÁL: BÉKÉSCSABA TIZENKÉT NAPJA AZ 1956-OS ...]___
Twelve days of Békéscsaba in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
This is a unique chronology of the 1956 revolution of Békéscsaba which remained faithful in those days to its tradition of being in opposition and critical towards authority. This chronological story begins with the picture of pondering expectation, it continues with the achievement of the liberty of press, and finally it culminates in the development and victory of the bloodless revolution of the masses. The last tragic pictures of the chronicle show the Soviet army which crushed the revolution of Békéscsaba in a general offensive on November 4. The author presents the events in their context considering in each situation and in the case of each actor the different hierarchy of factors. On the bottom level is the town recognising its own claims in the drift of history. Above it is the leader of the revolution, Budapest. On the top level, the counterrevolution of Moscow which was threatening from the very beginning and resorted to military intervention in the end.