Hungary commemorating 700,000 victims of the Soviet Union's Gulag system of forced labor camps

May 13, 2015 10:46 AM

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary this year is commemorating the estimated 700,000 civilians and soldiers taken away 70 years ago to the Gulag, the forced-labor camps of the Soviet Union.

Maria Schmidt, a historian and director of the House of Terror Museum, says about 300,000 of the deported never returned and the topic was taboo during the communist era which ended in 1990.

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