7/5/1932 - 6/19/2013
Politics Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Gyula Horn
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Gyula Horn, a former Hungarian prime minister who played a key role in opening the Iron Curtain, has died at the age of 80.
He was best known internationally for his announcement as foreign minister in 1989 that Hungary would allow East German refugees to leave the country for West Germany, one of the key events that helped bring an end to communism in Eastern Europe.
Horn's death on Wednesday was announced by the Hungarian government and confirmed by the...