Date: 27 January 2014, 6:00 PM
Location: Holocaust Memorial Centre, 1094 Budapest, Páva u. 39.
The UN General Assembly declared 27 January, the day when the extermination camp of Auschwitz had been liberated in 1945, to be the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 1 November 2005. The resolution adopted in unanimity emphasises “the obligation to remember and to educate”, so that future generations would learn about the history of the Nazi massacres that claimed the lives of six million, mostly Jewish victims. The number of those deported to the above mentioned camp is estimated at 1.3 million. More than 430 thousand Jews were taken there from Hungary.
On the International Remembrance Day of the Victims of Holocaust, on the 69th anniversary of the liberation in 1945 of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, we will pay homage to the memory of victims by lighting memorial candles and keeping a moment of silence at the Wall of Victims of the Holocaust Memorial Centre. At the event that will begin at 6:00 PM, Dr. Slomó Köves, Chief Rabbi of the EMIH (Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation) will offer prayers.