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6354Hungarian Archives records to be destroyed

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  • writeonxpress@telus.net
    Feb 26, 2011

      Subject: [Arcan-l] ACA advocacy letter - the Hungarian Archives
      Dear Archival Colleagues,

      [A] letter has been sent on behalf of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) to the Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary concerning the Hungarian government’s decision to introduce legislation that would permit the removal and destruction of Hungarian communist secret police, interior ministry, and state security files currently held at the Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security in Budapest. Hungary's parliamentary secretary for justice announced that his government believes that a democratic state cannot "preserve the immoral documents of an immoral regime."

      To see a PDF copy of the ACA's letter, please go to the Submissions & Letters webpage on the ACA website: http://www.archivists.ca/content/submissions-letters.
      For more information on this issue or to sign a petition, please go to:  http://hungarianarchives.com
      Best Regards,
      Loryl MacDonald
      ACA President