'March Of Living' to Be Held On 16 April in Budapest

  • 13 Apr 2023 7:00 AM
  • Hungary Matters
'March Of Living' to Be Held On 16 April in Budapest
The March of the Living will be held this year on April 16 in Budapest, marking the memorial day of the Hungarian victims of the Holocaust, the organisers said.

This year’s March will pay tribute to forced labour prisoners in the concentration camps and cover a 1.5 km route connecting two memorials in central Budapest, they said in a statement.

The event will begin at 5pm at Koltói Anna Square with addresses delivered by guest of honour Katharina von Schnurbein, European Commission Coordinator on combating anti-Semitism, Israeli Ambassador Yakov Hadas-Handelsman and US Ambassador David Pressman.

The March will be led by Chief Rabbi Tamás Verő, Aharon Tamir, Director-General of the International March of the Living and Michel Gourary, director of the March of the Living Europe.

The organisers considered it important to have as many Holocaust survivors and holders of the Righteous Among the Nations award as possible participating in the March.

They will be driven in electric cars in the front line of the march.

Further info re March of the Living Budapest

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