Budapest, August 6 (MTI) – A memorial plaque has been unveiled on the site of a one-time camp in Krusevo, Macedonia, where hundreds of Hungarians found safe haven after the ill-fated anti-Soviet revolution of 1956.
The plaque was inaugurated by Péter Szilágyi, deputy state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad, on Saturday.
Altogether 20,000 Hungarians fled to Yugoslavia after the revolution to be distributed by the federal authorities among that country’s constituent republics. Fully 550 of them were sent to Krusevo and then, with the help of the International Red Cross, to the West.
“Hungary will never forget that Macedonians had granted refuge to Hungarian political persecutees after the 1956 revolution,” Szilágyi said.