Hungary pays tribute to ethnic Germans expelled after World War II

Parliamentary officials from Hungary and Germany on Friday were among those taking part in a conference remembering some 200,000 ethnic Germans expelled from Hungary after World War II. The deportations, based on the concept of collective guilt, were carried out between January 1946 and September 1948. Hungarian Parliament Speaker Katalin Szili said the end of communism had allowed the deportations to be discussed openly, as previously they had largely been a taboo subject.