A holocaust memorial has been unveiled in Makó on Thursday, reported news agency MTI. The Makó memorial marks the 70th anniversary of the holocaust and hundredth anniversary of the building of the reformed church. At the opening ceremony cabinet chief János Lázár spoke about remembrance, truth and heritage.
The holocaust was party a fratricide, where Hungarians committed crimes against Hungarians, said Lázár, parliament representative of the area. He added, this is true and simple sentence, yet there is no clear agreement in our society over it, as it should be in a strong, free and secure community.
János Lázár emphasized, “today we have to act for making the truth of this sentence part of our education, teaching the next generations, so that what happened 70 years ago, cannot happen again”. The victims were Hungarians, and thus the holocaust is the tragedy of all Hungary, added Lázár.
“Even today there are people, even in politics, who want to differentiate between Hungarian and Hungarian, wanting to exclude people from the Nation”, stated the cabinet chief. Part of the sinners were Hungarian, and not just those escorting the wagons, some members of the Hungarian government of the time also bear great responsibility for the deportation of Hungarian Jews, condemning their own citizens to death, concluded Lázár.
MTI photo Gergely Zoltán Kelemen