By Bela G. Liptak
This examine peels away many years of intervening heritage to supply a firsthand examine the short, doomed fight of Hungarian freedom warring parties opposed to Russian oppressors. Written in 1956 in an Austrian refugee camp, the memoir information the occasions of the clash and the author's personal event.
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Mutyi Bácsi did not refer to any notes and did not use a textbook. He did not use a ruler either, yet his lines were as straight as a bowstring. He never ran out of board space; he had a natural instinct for spacing and proportion, no matter what the project was. And he certainly never made a mistake. When he ﬁnished drawing, he would nod to his second-in-command, the old school porter, who would take 38 A Testament of Revolution a big sponge, dip it in a bucket of water, and wash and then dry that blackboard as Mutyi Bácsi moved on to the next board.
The meeting was still going on. All agreed that during the night we would spread the news of the demonstration. Gyuszi Perr had a motorcycle, so he and his bride Marika—the runner at the previous day’s athletic competition—would take the announcement to Csepel, the largest industrial complex in Hungary. I, in turn, would alert the Agricultural University of Gödöllo…, where my brother Péter was a student. M. to act as one of the MEFESZ guards at the gates of the university. Everybody had an assignment.
I had to pick up my pace. So I started to run like a gazelle, which was not easy in sandals and with the drawing of the ball bearings and the books tucked under my arm. It was : when I got to the top of the hill. I could see the train coming in, and I was still three hundred meters from the station. Now I ran like my life depended on it. I still had another two hundred meters to go when the train stopped in the station, one hundred when the last passenger boarded, and ﬁfty when the train started to move again.
A Testament of Revolution by Bela G. Liptak