On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, the Government of Hungary is organising the Memorial Year, through the Hungarian Holocaust 2014 Memorial Committee. Within the framework of this series of events, a scientific memorial meeting organised to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day is taking place today and Prime Minister Orbán sent a letter to address the event.
H. E. János Lázár, Minister of State heading the Prime Minister's Office of Hungary delivered a speech at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 27th January, 2014 on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Freedom rights and equality between people, and protection ensured by law must never be given up to any degree, the justice ministry's parliamentary state secretary told a commemoration marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Budapest on Monday.
Last Friday, as a part of the Holocaust Memorial Year, an exhibition was opened by Monika Balatoni, Minister of State for Public Diplomacy at the Hungarian Cultural Centre in Rome, presenting works of Hungarian and Italian Jewish artists.
Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog has briefed the directors of the Yad Vashem Institute in Israel on the programme for Hungary's Holocaust memorial Year, in addition to which he signed several agreements with his Israeli hosts during his two-day official visit to Israel which ended on 20 January.
The apology was made at a conference jointly organised by the UN Secretariat and the Hungarian mission to mark the 70th anniversary of the Jewish and Roma Holocaust. "This is the first time that Hungary has acknowledged its responsibility in the Holocaust and apologized for it at the United Nations", UN Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi told Hungarian news agency MTI in New York on Thursday.
The Prime Minister’s Office has made public the document containing the name of applications that are proposed for support in relation to the Civil Fund-2014 tender programme, announced in the interest of enhancing societal activity and to raise awareness in society with respect to the aims of the Hungarian Holocaust Memorial Year.
The Hungarian Government regards it an honour that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has undertaken to be chief patron of Holocaust Memorial Year 2014, Minister of State Heading the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár said yesterday.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) unanimously decided at its session on Thursday that Hungary will take over the presidency of the organisation in 2015.
Minister of State for Human Resources András Doncsev received United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman on the 3rd of October, 2013.
The Holocaust has been the greatest trauma for the Hungarian nation, Minister for Foreign Affairs János Martonyi told participants at the conference “Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe.”
Foreign Minister János Martonyi met with Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Friday and discussed bilateral and Trans-Atlantic economic links as well as the Middle East peace process.
Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics spoke at the opening of the conference entitled "Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe" organised by the Tom Lantos Institute in the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest. Speakers of the event also include Israeli Minister of Finance Yair Lapid, widow of the late Congressman Tom Lantos Mrs Annette Lantos and Minister of State Zsolt Németh from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Introductory remarks by Zsolt Németh Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on “The political aspects of Jewish life today” at the international conference “Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe”.
The Government is establishing a civil fund with a budget of HUF 1.5 billion, within the framework of which NGOs and local governments may apply for funding with relation to programmes realised during the course of Holocaust Memorial Year 2014, László L. Simon, Head of the National Assembly’s Committee on Cultural and Press Affairs announced on Monday.
Next spring, according to the Government’s plans, a Holocaust memorial site will be constructed at the Józsefváros Train Station in Budapest, Minister of State heading the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár announced at today’s Holocaust 2014 Memorial Committee meeting.
Hungary is to provide funding to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation as part of the preparation for the Holocaust Memorial Year in Hungary in 2014, and will also take part in the Foundation's International Committee.
The government issued a decree on the establishment of the Child Victims of the Holocaust Memorial – European Education Centre.
In late May, following a series of meetings with Israeli Foreign Ministry officials on the issue of anti-Semitism in Hungary, Zsigmond Perényi chief advisor at the Prime Minister's Office said: Israel is backing Budapest’s quest for chairmanship of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.
Budapest, 5th May 2013 - 14th Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress
The Anti-Defamation League thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a letter for stepping up swiftly to prevent the offensive motorcyclists’ rally from happening contemporarily with the Holocaust commemoration event on 21 April. Press release.
At the March of the Living remembrance event at Auschwitz on Monday, Mónika Balatoni – Minister of State for Public Diplomacy and Relations at the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice – said that ‘Remembrance is not only a duty, but also an opportunity to ensure that human life is never again allowed to become a target for groups or individuals who declare themselves to be superior.’
Today in Parliament, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán ordered Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér to ensure that on the day of the March of the Living, it will be impossible to organise events of a political nature that may violate the marchers’ human dignity.
The Gobelin-Hall of the Parliament housed the second session of the Hungarian Holocaust - 2014 Memorial Committee. The Committee discussed the initiatives forwarded to the Office of the Prime Minister from civil society, whose core was heritage protection, education and proposals that target the initiation of long-term societal processes.
Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén paid his respects to the memories of to Raoul Wallenberg and the Hungarian victims of the Holocaust at Israel's official memorial to the Holocaust on Friday.
Never again can it happen that somebody is excluded, deprived of all properties and murdered because of his or her religion or descent. Never again can it occur that the thousand-year-old Hungarian state cannot protect its citizens – Csaba Hende said at a commemoration held on the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day in Uránia National Cinema.
68 years ago today, the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau were liberated. On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Hungarian Government pays its respects to the victims. The painful anniversary compels every good-hearted Hungarian to pay their tributes
2014, Holocaust commemoration year, must be the year of confronting the past and asking for forgiveness" the State Secretary heading the Prime Minister's Office told Hungarian news agency MTI on Wednesday following the founding session of the Holocaust Memorial Committee. According to János Lázár, facing the past means the incorporating into law of the command to remember and the prohibition of forgetting, while asking for forgiveness must be made part of the national identity.
The Hungarian Holocaust 2014 Memorial Committee held its founding session today. The Government set up the body, which is responsible for preparing the commemorative events marking the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Hungarian Jews in 2014.
György Hölvényi, State Secretary for Church and Minority Affairs of the Ministry of Human Resources, welcomed the delegation of the European Jewish Parliament. The visit was part of a comprehensive Central and Eastern European tour.
2014 will be the 70th anniversary of the darkest chapter in the Hungarian holocaust, the extermination of Hungarian Jews. For reasons of mourning and remembrance, and to increase awareness of the tragic events of 1944, on the recommendation of Hungarian Jewish organisations and based on the proposal of the Prime Minister, the Government is to establish the Hungarian Holocaust Memorial 2014 Committee.