Budapest, June 6 (MTI) – Polish Ambassador Roman Kowalski on Monday opened an exhibition dedicated to the 1956 anti-Soviet uprisings in Poznan and Budapest, in Gyor, in north-western Hungary.
The updated exhibition entitled “Poznan-Budapest – Executed Cities”, which originally opened in Poznan in 2011, depicts Hungary and Poland’s shared struggles under communist dictatorship.
Kowalski said organisers want to take the exhibitions to schools around Hungary to help students get a better understanding of the events that transpired 60 years ago in the two cities. The ambassador said it is important to remind young people of the 1956 revolutions, especially given that as time goes by, fewer and fewer former revolutionaries will be left to tell their stories.
He noted that the Sejm and the Hungarian parliament recently declared 2016 the year of Hungarian-Polish solidarity marking the 60th anniversary of the anti-Soviet uprisings in Poznan and Budapest.