Ethnic Germans deported to Soviet Union commemorated
(MTI) – A commemoration was held in Gyula, in south-eastern Hungary, on Saturday, to pay tribute to some 60,000-65,000 ethnic Germans who were deported to the Soviet Gulag early in 1945.
State secretary Miklós Soltész said in his address that altogether 800,000 Hungarians had been deported to the Soviet Union during and after World War II. Those that survived the hard labour and inhumane conditions — about two thirds of the deportees — were released between 1948-1950.
The commemoration was also attended by 10 survivors, two of whom were born at the Gulag.