Deputy prime minister Zsolt Semjén termed the deportation and expulsion of ethnic Germans from Hungary “a crime of historic proportions”, at a commemoration on Saturday.
Speaking in Elek, in south-eastern Hungary, on the occasion of the anniversary of the expulsion of ethnic Germans after the second world war,
Semjén said this crime had been committed against an ethnic group that had been part of historical Hungary for centuries.
Semjén noted that the deportation had affected about 200,000 people from almost all regions of the country with ethnic German populations, and took place over three waves from January 1946 until June 1948.
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