In 4th July in 1953 Imre Nagy propounded his program in the Parliament. It brought hope and relief after the Rákosi dictatorship. This program was characterized by the new Prime Minister’s plebeian, national communism. He proclaimed lawfulness, legality and peace instead of the total dictatorship for the citizens.
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1953 Imre Nagy’s program eliminate the internments and deportations – close the labor and internment camps (Recsk, Kistarcsa Kazincbarcika, Tiszalök) – general amnesty (750 thousand people were affected positively) – abolish the police arbitration, establish the Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office – the political police (AVH) will be subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior, to halt violence by the official bodies – launch a review of the political “show trials” – elimination of the so called „kulak lists”, terminate the backlogs and significantly reducing the burden of compulsory delivery – secure the possibility of dissolution and the right to leave the agricultural co-operatives – support the individual holdings (government loan, with tools, seeds) – raise the standard of living; reduce the prices of foodstuffs and consumer goods, increase the wages – stop forced development of heavy industry, agriculture and light industries to be developed – state support for small private industry and commerce, and also provide loans – religious tolerance, the churches get support again.
These decisions were implemented in our country, making Imre Nagy incredibly popular. At this time the Prime Minister got his positive image in the awareness and memory of the Hungarian society. The positive effects of the platform are completely suppressed by the Kádár regime. Ever since 1989 the anti-communist spirit has not allowed the social recognition of this positive reform period . (More details in the exhibition).