- 21 Feb 2017 6:00 AM
According to researchers, the number of Hungarian civilians taken to Soviet camps was between 700,000 and 1.1 million, he said.
Hungary trailed only Germany and Japan in terms of the proportion of those taken to the Gulag within the whole population. February 25 is observed as a memorial day of martyrs of communism since 2000, under a parliamentary decree. On this day in 1947, leader of the Independent Smallholders’ Party Béla Kovács was illegally detained and deported to the Soviet Union.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.
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