The idea of the Iron Curtain was referring to the separation of the communist Europe compared to the democratic west, it was the idea that what was happening the satellite states and in Russia was secret to the rest of the world. Satellite states refers to a country being not actively controlled by another, in this case Russia was controlling countries such as Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and others which were previously controlled by Germany in WW2.
The idea of the Iron Curtain was first made public by Winston Churchill, a famous British Prime minister during WW2, invited to speak at a selection of American University's by Harry S. Truman (the American president at the time). Churchill's speech was seen by Khrushchev; president of the USSR from 1958 till 1964 as a declaration of war as Churchill urged the imperialistic forces of the world to fight the soviet union.
Books about Iron Curtain times in Hungary [change]
- Susanna Lapossy : Life behind the iron curtain  = The homepage of the book
Inner German border. At Point Alpha