On 16 June, the anniversary of the execution of Imre Nagy, we commemorate the Prime Minister of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1956. On this occasion, the Hungarian-German Institute for European Cooperation at Mathias Corvinus Collegium, in cooperation with the National Remembrance Committee, is organizing a panel discussion on the events of 1956, the Cold War and communism in Hungary.

Stories of '56 - The Hungarian Revolution as recalled by British and German eyewitnesses

Monday, 14 June 2021, 17.00 - 18.30


It is a special honor to welcome  Mr. Karsten KÖHLER and Mr. David MORGAN joining us on our panel.

Our guests are eyewitnesses to the events of the time, who stood in solidarity with our Hungarian compatriots. As a high school student, Mr. Karsten Köhler and his fellow students observed a few minutes silence to protest against the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1956, for which he and his fellow students were forced to defect from the GDR. Another participant in the discussion is Mr. David Morgan, a British volunteer who helped refugees of the Hungarian Revolution in Innsbruck.

As a preparation for the discussion, we recommend the movie "The Silent Revolution". You can watch the movie on 7-13 June, 2021 after registering online. We will send you a code by e-mail.

Registration: https://forms.gle/dEoeUc42zpKwnYwD9