• Short Summary

    HUNGARIANS AT HOME AND ABROAD REMEMBER THE BUDAPEST UPRISING TEN YEARS AGO THIS MONTH. ONE?

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    TRANSCRIPT: MADAME KEHTLY: "I DID LIKE HIM VERY MUCH AND NOT ONLY MYSELF BUT ALL MY FRIENDS - I THINK I AM CONVINCED THAT ALL THE HUNGARIAN PEOPLE DID LIKE HIM VERY MUCH BECAUSE HE WAS A VERY KIND MAN AND HE WAS A GOOD PATRIOT. AND HE HAS KNOWN THE WISHES AND THE INTERESTS OF THE HUNGARIAN PEOPLE. HE WAS NOT SO FANATICAL AS HIS FELLOW COMMUNIST MEMBERS."



    QUESTION: "MADAME KEHTLY, I BELIEVE THAT YOU BELIEVE THE REVOLUTION IN HUNGARY WAS NOT IN VAIN - THAT IT WAS A WATERSHED, A TURNING POINT IN EUROPEAN HISTORY. WHY?"



    MADAME KETHLY: "I AM CONVINCED THAT THE REVOLUTION DID VERY MUCH FOR THE FREE WORLD, FOR THE FREE PEOPLE, BECAUSE THE REVOLUTION SHOWED FOR THE FREE PEOPLE WHAT DICTATORSHIP MEANS AND WHICH METHODS THE DICTATORS USED AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE AND AGAINST FREEDOM OF THE PEOPLE AND AGAINST THE FREEDOM OF OUR COUNTRY."



    QUESTION: "MME KETHLY, YOU HAVE NOT SEEN HUNGARY SINCE OCTOBER TEN YEARS AGO."



    ANSWER: "NO, I AM SORRY BECAUSE I LIKE MY HOME COUNTRY VERY MUCH. I THINK MY HOME COUNTRY IS THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL IN ALL OVER THE WORLD."



    QUESTION: "DO YOU THINK YOU WILL GO BACK THERE AGAIN?"



    ANSWER: "I COULD NOT SAY. THE SITUATION IN THE WORLD POLITICALLY LOOKS NOT LIKE THAT HUNGARY WILL IN A SHORT TIME BE LIBERATED UNDER THE RULE OF THE DICTATORSHIP. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK - IN A FREE HUNGARY, FREE AND DEMOCRATIC HUNGARY."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HUNGARIANS AT HOME AND ABROAD REMEMBER THE BUDAPEST UPRISING TEN YEARS AGO THIS MONTH. ONE OF THEM NOW LIVING IN EXILE IN BRUSSELS IS MADAME ANNA KETHLY, A SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE BRIEF GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER IMRE NAGY AT THE TIME OF THE SOVIET ATTACK.

    AFTER THE REVOLT, MME KETHLY SERVED ON THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON HUNGARY. SHE IS NOW 70 AND LIVES WITH HER YOUNGEST SISTER MAGDA ON A MODEST HOUSING ESTATE FINANCED BY A TRADE UNION COOPERATIVE. SHE HAS NOT BEEN BACK TO HUNGARY WERE HER TWO BROTHERS AND ANOTHER SISTER LIVE.

    SHE REMEMBERS THEM AND THE PRIME MINISTER BEFORE HIS GOVERNMENT COLLAPSED. OUR REPORTER ASKED HER - WHAT SORT OF A MAN IMRE NAGY?
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    Film ID:
    VLVA5BC2IM4NWAF0UPR7714JCAJ56
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BC2IM4NWAF0UPR7714JCAJ56
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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