Left: Hungarian military guards of honor stand behind a statue of late U.S. President Ronald Reagan during a centennial commemoration in Budapest, Hungary, on June 29, 2011. The bronze statue honors Reagan at the Freedom Square in central Budapest to mark his efforts to free the people of Hungary from the yoke of communism. Right: A crowd gathers on Feb. 24, 2002, for the opening of the Terror House, a museum dedicated to the horrors of communism and the building where people were interrogated and tortured.
March 30, 2014 in Features on Page D8
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The toppling of statues and monuments during times of political upheaval has been a well-documented act in Eastern and Central European history. Among the cathartic gestures following …