These statues praised the Communist rule in Hungary, and promoted socialist ideas. In the Communist Era they used to be spread around everywhere. In the Realist Socialist style, typical of the time, that did not stop reminding what so many Hungarians wanted to forget. There were large statues of Communist leaders like Lenin and Stalin, figures of Socialists Marx and Engels, soldiers of the Soviet army, who saved Hungary from the Nazis and Hitler, and working farmers from the Proletariat, which always seemed beautiful, energetic, and incredibly strong.
All these were moved far away, with the downfall of Communism, from the squares and parks around the city, many remained in pieces, ruined by the ones who suffered from the hand of the hypocrite regime. This police force cost the lives of Socialists, but itself enjoyed the perks of the large and Capitalist world.
"Far from the eye and far from the heart" some say. The statues that have survived the downfall of Communism were moved to a park on the edge of the city, to a park called "The Park in Memory of the Communist Era."
Officially, the park opened in 1993 with 42 statues. Their concentration is sure to bring back some uncertainty to people, but the truth is that the joy of people can almost be heard - to have survived the Communist rule. How good it is to be free!