Prime Minister’s Office Marks Holocaust Memorial Day
Hungary Today 2018.04.16.
The prime minister’s office pays tribute to the almost 600,000 Hungarian victims of the Holocaust, persecuted mostly because of their Jewish faith, the office said in a statement on Monday, marking the memorial day.
The whole of Europe bears responsibility for educating future generations to learn from the sins of the past and understand the consequences, the statement said. The Hungarian memorial day
keeps the memory of the “martyrs and life-saving heroes” alive,
it said. It also calls on all to strengthen solidarity, a feeling of community and mutual tolerance, it said. Growing religious intolerance in western Europe, a direct consequence of the EU’s “irresponsible migration policy”, makes this day particularly relevant, the statement said.
Europe has to return to its Jewish-Christian roots and values, and an “honest and responsible reckoning with the problems” has to replace “fake political correctness”, it said. Decisions made by the Hungarian government to this aim have turned the country into one of the safest in Europe and the world, it said.
The Holocaust Memorial Day commemorating the Hungarian victims of the Holocaust has been held on April 16 since 2001, marking the first day of the imprisonment of Hungarian Jews in ghettos.