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Holocaust Remembrance Day: President Áder Marks Day in Buda Castle Synagogue

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.27.

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”.

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Hungary is probably the safest place for Jews in Europe at the moment, said Chief Rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH) Slomó Köves at the international “Hungary at First ‘Site’” press conference organized by the Friends of Hungary Foundation, Hungary Today’s publisher, held online this year due to the pandemic. Although a part […]Continue reading

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.

Photo by Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI

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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