The monument was first unveiled in 1934 and was dedicated to the Hungarian martyrs during the First World War. At the top of this monument is a stone coffin, and under the warrior, which symbolizes Hungary, the years 1918 - 1919 are engraved. In post-Soviet times, there was a monument to Imre Nagy - the head of the Hungarian government during the years of the anti-communist uprising. He was portrayed on a bridge leading to the parliament building. Imre Nagy was executed, and after the end of the Soviet period, he was rehabilitated. A historical monument was returned to the square, and on the flank side, it added the figure of a man defeating a dragon. The man is a symbol of the Hungarians who fought against communism. Everything is complicated in Hungarian identity.