The Volunteer Regiment of Buda
(Budai Önkéntes Ezred), was a World War II military
force made up of prisoner of war (POW
) volunteers from Hungary
serving in the Soviet Red Army
at the Battle of Budapest
. They were organized into tank
, and, presumedly, infantry
troops. A division was organized but was not ready in time to participate in the siege. Approximately 600 men from this regiment were killed in action at Budapest. After the war the surviving members were again made prisoners, sent to the camp at Jászberény, and treated as POWs.
Another Hungarian regiment organized by the Soviets, the Kossuth Lajos Regiment, trained at the Talizi camp but was also ultimately disbanded and made POW in Ivanovo.
- Gosztony, Peter. Stalins Fremde Heere, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, 1991. ISBN 3-7637-5889-5.