Hungarian Freedom Monument

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Artist: Zoltan & Steve Popovits

Date: 1968

Location: Hungarian Park

Collection: Public Art

Artwork Type: Sculpture

Material: Bronze & Concrete

Description: A bronze figure of a male youth is depicted breaking through an iron curtain. His head is turned to the proper right, his arm is extended, and his proper left knee is bent. The bronze figure is affixed to the upper middle section of the front of a tall rubble cement stele. The stele features inscriptions on the front and back. The stele is set on a concrete pad which has a row of metal candle holders. Part of the inscription reads: In memory/ of the 1956/ Hungarian/ Uprising/We here highly resolve/ The these dead shall not/ Have died in vain.