WWII commemoration
Budapest, 2018. november 25. Mécsesek égnek a nemzeti színekkel megvilágított Gulág-emlékmûnél Budapesten, a Honvéd téren, ahol a Szovjetunióba hurcolt magyar politikai rabok és kényszermunkások emléknapja alkalmából tartottak megemlékezést 2018. november 25-én. MTI/Illyés Tibor

Hungarians deported to forced labour camps in the Soviet Union in the aftermath of WWII were remembered at a ceremony in Budapest on Sunday.

The ceremony was held at a monument to the victims of the Gulag erected in Honvéd Square in central Budapest in 1993.

WWII commemoration
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State secretary Bence Rétvári noted that one in twelve Hungarians had been impacted by the deportations to the labour camps in the Soviet Union.

WWII commemoration
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Under a declaration by parliament made in 2012, November 25 is the Memorial Day of Hungarian Political Prisoners and Forced Labourers Transported to the Soviet Union.

Source: MTI

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