Hungarian civilian in Hungary, 1944-1945; member of Hungarian Resistance to Communist regime in Hungary, 1948-1952; imprisoned in Csolnok Prison, Hungary, 1952-1956; National Guardsman during Hungarian Uprising in Hungary, 10/1956-1/1957
REEL 1 Background in Hungary, 1931-1944: family; education. Recollections of childhood in Hungary, 1944-1945: father's anti-German feelings; entry of Russian Army into home village, 4/11/1944; appearance and behaviour of Russians; character of Russian hospital in his village; story of Russian troop's use of Synagogue as morgue, early 1945; reasons why his father's attitude changed towards the Germans after experiencing Russian's behaviour.
REEL 2 Continues: state of German forces in Hungary, early 1945; removal of Jewish families from his village to Germany, 1944; father's sheltering of Jewish families; Hungarian children collection of arms, 1945. Recollections of membership of Hungarian Resistance and imprisonment by regime, 1948-1956: start of resistance movement against Communist regime, 1948; first arrest and imprisonment by Communists; obtaining printing press, 1949-1950; plans to blow up Hungarian secret police headquarters; his second arrest, 25/7/1952; release from captivity in Csolnok Prison by Hungarian revolutionaries, 28/10/1956.
REEL 3 Continues: Recollections of period with National Guard in Budapest during Hungarian Uprising, 10/1956-11/1956: joining National Guard under Jozsef Tittmann from 29/10/1956; situation in Budapest; heavy fighting in Bakacs Square area; his escape from Russian encirclement in Budapest. Aspects of period with Hungarian Resistance and escape to GB via Austria, 11/1956-1/1957: his period in hiding after uprising; role of Jewish revolutionaries during uprising; orders from the Resistance for him to leave Austria, 1/1957.
REEL 4 Continues: arrival in GB, 3/1957. Story of how he became first president of Hungarian Freedom Fighters Federation of Great Britain. Question of why he decided to resist Hungarian Communist Government after Second World War. Attacks on Russian tanks in Budapest, 11/1956. His trial in absentia and sentence to death, 1958.