Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Hungarian Jewry in a rothy manner - this aim lead the Government, when it founded the Hungarian Holocaust - 2014 Memorial Committee by its 1005/2013. Decree, which is to prepare the Holocaust Memorial Year 2014 as a forum for the representatives from diplomacy, historical churches, civil society and the Jewry in Hungary.
Pursuant to the decision of the Government, the Memorial Commission is administrated by János Lázár, State Secretary leading the Prime Minister’s Office. The plenum conducts its activities from 1st January, 2013 to 31st December, 2014. The Government of Hungary invites the leaders of the Jewish Heritage in Hungary Public Endowment, the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary, the Unified Israeli Community in Hungary, the Autonomous Orthodox Israel Community in Hungary, the Hungarian Cultural Association and the Countrywide Association of Forced Labourers, in addition to the president of the board of trustees of the March of the Living Foundation, the president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Minister of Interior, the Minister of Public Policy and Justice, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Human Resources and the Minister of Defence to participate in the work of the Commission.
Permanent invitees of the sessions of the Commission are His Excellency Ilan Mor, Ambassador of Israel to Hungary, Her Excellency Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, United States Ambassador to Hungary, His Excellency Dr. Matei Ion Hoffmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, and His Excellency Dr. Michael Zimmermann, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Hungary.
In order to ensure a wider representation of society, representatives of the Catholic Episcopal Conference, the Lutheran Church in Hungary and the Calvinistic Church in Hungary, in addition to Prof. Dr. András Patyi Rector of the National Civil Service University have been invited to the Commission.
The Hungarian Holocaust – 2014 Memorial Commission pays tribute to the suffering of the Gypsy in Hungary, and to the victims of the Roma Holocaust (phorraimos), as well. Keeping this in mind, the president of the representative organisation of the Gypsy, the Countrywide Roma Self-Government was also invited to the sessions of the Commission.