February 25: Memorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships

In Hungary, February 25 is known as Memorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships. During the Cold War, Hungary was one of many satellite states of the USSR. After World War II, an estimated 600,000 Hungarians were deported to various labor camps.

Since 2001, this date has commemorated the victims because on February 25, 1947, Bela Kovacs, secretary general of the Independent Smallholders’ Party, was arrested and deported. It is generally celebrated by small ceremonies and speeches.

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

James 1:27

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