Foreign News: The Widow's Christmas

Sandor, a steelworker on Csepel Island, died fighting the Russians in the 1956 revolution. His widow Ilona, left with three children, has never been able to understand what he believed in and what he had hoped for when he joined the other men in the uprising. After Sandor's death, the workers' council at the Csepel plant gave Ilona a pension of half her husband's salary. But the Kadar government disbanded the council, and the pension stopped. She was ordered evicted from her gloomy "workers' " room-and-kitchen, but it proved too small and dark for...

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