Memorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships in Hungary Date in the current year: February 25, 2017

Memorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships in Hungary February 25 is a special day for the Hungarians. They observe Memorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships.

This remembrance day was introduced to commemorate the events of February 25, 1947. Hungarian politician Béla Kovács, then Secretary-General of the Independent Smallholders' Party, was arrested and charged with plotting against the occupation forces. He was deported to the Soviet Union, where he was found guilty and charged to imprisonment in Siberia. He was released from prison only in 1956.

The Hungarian Government established Memorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships in June 2000. Since then it's observed with different events, dedicated to the political dictatorship in Hungary during the Soviet regime.

Memorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships is traditionally observed by thematic lessons, that are held in high schools. Museums often organize thematic expositions (usually they are free) and politicians deliver speeches.

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Anniversaries and Memorial Days

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Hungary

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