VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives


25 February 2020

On the occasion of the Memorial Day for the Victims of Communism, the Foundation to Preserve the Memory of Those Who Perished in the Gulag (FPMG) organizes a conference entitled Forced Slavery, Broken Lives and Unmarked Graves: Unanswered Questions in Researching the GULAG. FPMG President Jolán Pintér, Deputy State Secretary for Civil Society Relations Vince Szalay-Bobrovniczky and Director of the Hungarian National Museum Benedek Varga give welcoming remarks.

Several VERITAS historians have been invited to speak.

Emőke KovácsBitter Reality: János Rózsás’ Difficult Fate

Péter BertalanFrom Collective Guilt to Superpower Status

János RáczThe Anglo-American Perspective and the Soviet Camps

Dávid Kiss The POW Policy of the Hungarian Communist Party 

Kálmán Árpád Kovács“[...] the adolescent youths do not dare show themselves.”

The conference is free to the public; if you would like to attend, please register at by February 24th, 2020.

Location: Hungarian National Museum, Múzeum körút (Boulevard) 14-16, Budapest

Date: 9 AM on (Tuesday) February 25th, 2020

Pictures of the event