70th Anniversary Of Liberation Of Budapest Ghetto Marked

  • 19 Jan 2015 8:00 AM
70th Anniversary Of Liberation Of Budapest Ghetto Marked
A commemoration was held on Sunday at the Dohány Street Synagogue to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest ghetto. Head of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) András Heisler said this day is determined by the twin feelings of mourning for the dead and the joy of the liberation.

Chief rabbi of the Dohány Street Synagogue Róbert Frölich said that when they remember the millions of victims of the Holocaust, they also celebrate life regained.

Rabbi Tamás Verő said that after the Jewry of the countryside was deported, the Jews of the capital represented survival for the Jewish people, and “had they not been saved from death by the Red Army, we would not be here today.” Hungary’s government was represented at the commemoration by Minister of Justice László Trócsányi.

The government pays tribute to the memory of the victims and survivors, pledging that similar atrocities can never again take place in Hungary, the ministry said in a statement.

Source www.hungarymatters.hu

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