Exhibition commemorating the 1945 siege of Budapest opens in metro carriages
Budapest, Hungary. Exhibition commemorating the 1945 siege of Budapest opens in metro carriages. Photo: MTI

An exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the end of Budapest’s siege by the Soviet Army in 1945 opened in Budapest metro carriages on Tuesday.

The exhibition, set up in metro carriages on lines 2,3 and 4, will be visible until April 11.

Addressing the opening at the Puskás Stadion metro station, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said physical destruction could be righted “with superhuman effort”, but the healing of psychological wounds had to be undertaken daily. “

Exhibition commemorating the 1945 siege of Budapest opens in metro carriages
Budapest, Hungary. Exhibition commemorating the 1945 siege of Budapest opens in metro carriages. Photo: MTI

The spiritual civil war we have been living in for years, decades, is causing unnecessary pain and suffering to many,”

Karácsony said, adding that the pictures “warn us not to let our historical memory be twisted from our fingers.”

Exhibition commemorating the 1945 siege of Budapest opens in metro carriages
Budapest, Hungary. Exhibition commemorating the 1945 siege of Budapest opens in metro carriages. Photo: MTI
Exhibition commemorating the 1945 siege of Budapest opens in metro carriages
Budapest, Hungary. Exhibition commemorating the 1945 siege of Budapest opens in metro carriages. Photo: MTI
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  1. The “soul” of our country our being and sheer existence was challenged almost obliviated in this infamous period of Hungarian History. The ‘healing” process is a slow laborious painful at times process but we are progressive and moving over-all in the right direction to “ease our pain”. Winston Spencer Churchill – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, one of his numerous quotes when visualizing the future of Europe post World War 11, said – “Let us not be afraid of re-visiting the History of the Past, as it highlights Failings, and removes that mistake’s or decisions taken, will not occur again.” The pertinent penetrating message words, its challenges, that we still face to-day, 170 years on from its writing by Petofi Sandor – Nemzeti Dal / Rise Up,Magyar – the National Poem, reflection upon the words of this masterful poem are good “for the soul” and that we should examine our conscience to ensure Never Never again will we see our beloved and sacred country reseed into the periods of History that the exhibitions displayed referring to The Siege of Budapest – 1945, in our Metro Carriages on lines 2,3, & 4. and the poignant message of past history they send, that we learn from and move forward.

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