Northern (N): Hungary (NH). Internal Political Situation in Hungary


A file of correspondence concerning the international reaction to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The documents discuss a note protesting the treatment of embassies and embassy staff in Budapest during the revolution; the transportation of Hungarian citizens to the Soviet Union; and a rumour that Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader, has visited Budapest to meet with the new Soviet-backed Hungarian government, led by János Kádár. The documents also cover the potential role of the United Nations in resolving the crisis in Hungary; an airlift of aid into Hungary organised by the Red Cross, in cooperation with the British government; and a transmission by the Free Budapest Radio, claiming that fighting is still ongoing in the city, and begging Western leaders for support. Other document comment on the reaction of the Yugoslav press to events; and the organisation of a general strike in Hungary in protest against the continued Soviet military presence.
united kingdom hungary united states of america united nations deportation forced migration international relations prisoners of war soviet union yugoslavia humanitarian aid diplomatic representation red cross occupation international organisations united nations security council budapest diplomatic missions soviet foreign policy radio broadcasts Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party british foreign policy soviet satellite states Yugoslav press János Kádár diplomatic officials Josip Broz Tito Hungarian-Soviet relations Dissent, Resistance, and Human Rights Soviet troops abroad British parliament embassy staff Hungarian-Yugoslav relations Hungarian Uprising Hungarian government Yugoslav government Nikita Khrushchev Selwyn Lloyd revolts Imre Nagy Pierson Dixon Leslie Fry
Collection ID
Soviet Union United Kingdom United States of America Yugoslavia
Department Reference
Code NH files 10110/501-10110/548
Document Type
File Reference
FO 371/122389
Key Events
Hungarian Uprising
Documents in this file were retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act 1958.
Persons Discussed
Imre Nagy János Kádár Josip Broz Tito Leslie Fry Nikita Khrushchev Pierson Dixon Selwyn Lloyd
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
International Relations Dissent, Resistance, and Human Rights

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