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Budapest, February 18 (MTI) – Hungarian researchers working in Russia have found data on 420,000 Hungarian soldiers who fell into Soviet captivity during the second world war but managed to return to their homeland, the human resources minister said on Thursday.

The data will be digitised to make them more easily accessible to historians, Zoltán Balog told reporters after a session of the Gulag Memorial Committee.

State Secretary of Defence Tamás Vargha said there were altogether about half a million Hungarian POWs in the Soviet Union at that time. Data on the 48,000 POWs who died in captivity have been available in the archives of the Institute and Museum of Military History in Budapest but data on those who returned was hitherto missing.

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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