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Falling star

I`ve found this statue of him apparently falling off a wall in Budapest. at 15 Mansfeld Peter (1941-59) and his family became victims of state terror. at 16 he became a freedom fighter to participate in the 1956 Revolution against Soviet oppression. at 17 he was betrayed and arrested by the dreaded Secret Police (AVH). he had to spend the remainder of his life in a political prison, called Hell's Hallway, to reach the legal age of 18 before his death penalty could be carried out. Peter Mansfeld was 18 when he was unjustly executed by the totalitarian regime of Hungary. today he is remembered as one of the national heroes of Hungary.

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    • # Christa

      Shot 1 is absolutely beautiful. It seems to me that the figure is trying to stop his fall.

      2009.09.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Stormfish

      an angel without wings.

      i would like to know more about hungarian history... and what became of it today. just last night, i learned a lot about swiss history and discovered there is many things we can't change, we're just being thrown around by. this post of yours makes me feel like i could become a falling star myself in every moment. maybe i already am?

      2009.09.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # David Swatton

      Excellent post - it is so easy to take for granted the freedoms most of us have and the ultimate cost paid by so many people for those freedoms over the years

      2009.09.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Redro

      How sad, it's overwhelming, it feels me with rage that these things could happen.
      He deserved to have a life hero or not...and nobody has the right to steal it from anybody .

      2009.09.03 Edited Reply Cancel