Budapest, February 23 (MTI) – Commemorations will be held nationwide in the coming days to pay tribute to victims of Hungary’s Communist dictatorship.
The central ceremony will be held on Tuesday, the country’s day of remembrance of victims of communism, at Budapest’s House of Terror Museum.
Flowers of commemoration will be laid and candles lit at plot 301 of the Rakoskeresztur Cemetery, where victims of communist retaliation after the 1956 revolution are buried in unmarked graves.
Commemorations will also be held at several other cities including Szekesfehervar, Kecskemet, and Pecs.
The Hungarian parliament in 2000 declared February 25 a day of remembrance in memory of Bela Kovacs, head of the Independent Smallholders’ Party, who was arrested and deported to the Soviet Union on this day in 1947.