From North Korea to Budapest- North Korean students in the Hungarian revolution in 1956
ISBN: 978-89-62971-80-4 // ISBN: 9788962971804
Publication date: 2016
Number of Pages: 187
Country of origin: Korea
In the 1950s around 1000 North Korean orphans and students were studying in Hungary. The purpose of this book is to tell the North Korean students' role in the Hungarian revolution and anti Soviet freedom fight in 1956. After the collapse of Central and East European communism in 1989, many former Hungarian freedom fighters declared that, during the time of the Hungarian revolution, they had got a lot of help from North Korean students. Most of these students already had war experience, as the men in their twenties had already fought in the battlefields of the Korean War.