An icon of the revolution

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The snapshot about this up until now unknown teenager made by Vagn Hansen Danish photographer who spent some time in Hungary during the 1956 uprising. Nobody, knew who this rebel girl was until very recently. Now we know that her name is Erika Szeles who joined the uprising with her older friend after Soviet forces invaded the country. She was a student of a cooking school and worked as a nurse treating wounded fighters in the last days of the uprising. During a rebel operation, she was mortally wounded by Soviet soldiers and died on the spot. Erika Szeles the martyr of the revolution.

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