The Committee of National Remembrance has released the biographies of those leaders who participated in the retaliations following the Revolution of 1956, index.hu reports.
During the revolution, the police and military forces were unable to perform their duties properly. The Soviet intervention, which began on November 4, restored the communist rule and created armed forces who supported the rule unconditionally.
The special force regiments were created as soon as the revolution was defeated, following Soviet example. The leaders of the armed forces supported the Soviets and their Hungarian allies voluntarily. They participated in arrests, as well as seeking out and punishing revolutionaries, at a time when the coming system had not even been established yet, which rules out possible conformist behaviour.
Although certain signs point to the existence of these forces during the revolution, the regiments officially began their operations after November 9.
The list and the biographies of the leaders can be found here.