Hungary on Wednesday and Thursday marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with the logo of the #WeRemember campaign appearing around the country, the Israeli Embassy in Budapest said in a statement.
Launched by the World Jewish Congress (WJC), the #WeRemember campaign raises awareness of the importance of remembering the victims of the Holocaust, and is aimed at ensuring that the memory of the Holocaust will live on in the digital age, the statement said.
The embassy considers it important that the innocent people who lost their lives in the second world war merely because of their ethnicity or political or sexual identity are not forgotten in Hungary, Europe or anywhere in the world, it said.
This year, more than 25 organizations, including local councils, diplomatic corps, sports clubs and other organizations joined the #WeRemember campaign organized by the embassies of Israel and Austria, the Austrian Cultural Forum and the WJC, the statement said.
The United Nations General Assembly declared January 27th, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2005.
In the featured photo illustration: ghettos in Hungary. Photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI