Hungary Buries Ex-Premier Horn, Praised For Fall Communism

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Boshornnow

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary on Monday, July 8, buried its former Prime Minister Gyula Horn, who played a daring role in the collapse of Communism throughout Europe and the reunification of Germany, by allowing thousands of East Germans to leave to the West when his nation was still a Soviet-occupied state

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Marks Anniversary of Beginning of Collapse of Iron Curtain (Feature)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Sopronpuszta, Hungary

ap_hungary_iron_curtain_210_27jun891SORPONPUSZTA, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary is marking the 20th anniversary of itsdecision to allow tens of thousands East Germans to cross the Hungarian border and flee to the West. It was a risky decision that contributed to the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Former refugees from then-communist East Germany and aid workers still recall the often traumatic experiences that preceded the mass exodus to freedom.