HUNGARY: Against the Wall

Pal Kosa seemed a model young Communist. He lived and worked in Ujpest, an industrial suburb of Budapest, was a member of the workers' committee and a party leader. But when the Russian tank columns moved to crush the revolution of October 1956, Pal Kosa opposed them. He led a crowd of fellow workers in overthrowing the Soviet war memorial in Ujpest, helped keep resistance going in his suburb long after the fighting had ceased throughout most of the country. On Nov. 12, Pal Kosa was captured by the vengeful puppet government of Janos Kadar.

Early this month Pal Kosa...