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 Government will amend the Penal Code in order to prohibit the sporting of totalitarian symbols also beyond 1 May.
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.