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VARGA HONOURS THOSE DEPORTED TO SOVIET UNION FOR FORCED LABOUR

 

Finance Minister Mihály Varga on Saturday laid a wreath at a memorial in Budapest for Hungarians deported to forced labour camps in the Soviet Union. Varga noted that more than 100,000 people had been deported from the Carpathian Basin to do forced labour in the Soviet Union, and perhaps one-third never returned. 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.