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|Hungary to Sell Communist Relics to Benefit the Victims of Last Month's Red Sludge Flood|
Staff member of the Pinter Gallery brings a large bust of Soviet revolutionary Vladimir Lenin into the basement of the gallery before its auction in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. More than 200 pieces of communist era relics were found by the Hungarian government in various ministries and state warehouses and will be sold in early December to benefit the victims of last month's red sludge disaster. AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky.
By: Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press
BUDAPEST (AP).- Hungary will auction off 230 communist-era relics, including a life-size bust of former Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin, to benefit the victims of last month's red sludge flood.
The objects, which also include paintings in the Socialist realism style and photographs of Hungary's communist-era leaders, were found in state warehouses and ministries "where they have been gathering dust for the past 20 years," Bence Retvari, Hungary's state secretary, said Monday.
"The state does not want to look after these communist relics anymore," he added.
The auction will be held Dec. 6 at the Pinter Gallery in the capital, Budapest. The revenue will go to Caritas, a Catholic charity, to help residents in several western towns left devastated by an Oct. 4 flood of toxic red sludge from a plant reservoir. Ten people died in the deluge and dozens were injured.
Gallery owner Peter Pinter said he hoped the most valuable objects would go to a single bidder so "they could then be donated to a museum or public collection for exhibit."
The auction pieces include a large, framed photo of Matyas Rakosi, the ruler who led a Stalinist-type regime between 1945 and 1956.
Artwork with communist themes has met with varying fates across Hungary after the end of the communist regime in 1990.
Many large statues of Soviet-era leaders and soldiers, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and factory workers were moved to Memento Park, an outdoor museum in Budapest. A huge painting by Aurel Bernath called "The Workers' State" can be seen again in the lobby of a prominent political building in the capital after being hidden from public view from 1990-2004.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.
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