Contested Memory and Social Cohesion
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Dept. of History
In June of 1996, the Hungarian Parliament passed a law that made Imre Nagy the Martyred Prime Minister of the Hungarian Nation. Nagy had been the Prime Minister of Hungary during the ill-fated Hungarian Revolution of 1956. His refusal to step down from his post in favor of Janos Kadar after the successful Soviet military intervention that began on November 4, 1956 had led to his condemnation as a traitor and executed on June 16, 1958.
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Benziger, K. P. (2002). Imre nagy, martyr of the nation: Contested memory and social cohesion. East European Quarterly, 36(2), 171-190.