This web page commemorates
the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and my
subsequent escape from Hungary -- the event that profoundly
changed my life.
My name is Peter . . .
I was born in Budapest, Hungary
in 1948, the year the Soviets established a Communist puppet
regime in my homeland. Immediately after the Ocober 1956
revolution, at the age of eight, I escaped with my mother to
start a new life in a free country. My story is similar to
that of over 200 thousand other Hungarians who took
advantage of the post-revolution turmoil and struck out for
I invite you relive the story of my escape in the following
pages and gain a unique insight into the Hungarians' fight
for freedom from the eyes of an eight-year old