President János Áder lit candles in the synagogue in Buda Castle, marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Slomó Köves, the leader of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH), said at the event that the goal of “remembering dark times is … to find hope and strength”.
Köves cited the courage of heroes like Rabbi Meizles, the chief rabbi of Vác, northern Hungary, who continued to support and help young people even in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
“If there is a reason to remember the darkness of the holocaust after all these years, it is surely to glean from it the small lights that would give us hope in the darkness,” Köves said.
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The United Nations General Assembly declared January 27th, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2005.
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