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Memento Park, Budapest

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What It Commemorates: Hungary’s Communist past.

What Makes It Strange: Most Eastern European countries ceremoniously destroyed
Soviet-era relics once they gave occupying forces the boot. However, rather than demolish all
vestiges of a painful past, the city of Budapest removed 42 statues from prominent locations and
placed them in a suburban park. Statues of Lenin, Marx, and Engels are all displayed, along with
the Boots, a 1-to-1 replica of the remainder of a 27-foot-tall Stalin statue that an angry crowd tore
down in 1956.

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Memento Park, Budapest

What It Commemorates: Hungary’s Communist past.

What Makes It Strange: Most Eastern European countries ceremoniously destroyed
Soviet-era relics once they gave occupying forces the boot. However, rather than demolish all
vestiges of a painful past, the city of Budapest removed 42 statues from prominent locations and
placed them in a suburban park. Statues of Lenin, Marx, and Engels are all displayed, along with
the Boots, a 1-to-1 replica of the remainder of a 27-foot-tall Stalin statue that an angry crowd tore
down in 1956.

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