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Aug 25, 2017

Hungarian minister says we must remember as the generation of witnesses bid farewell

Minister Balog says remembrance makes sense and has "content" if the eye witnesses speak to us

A Hungarian minister has said that we must remember those who have gone through the most important and heart wrenching periods of our time.

Zoltán Balog, minister of Human Capacities, said the generation of witnesses is bidding farewell, the generation of Katyn, the lads of Pest and the survivors of the Gulag, but let us listen to them while we can.

The minister made the remarks at the end of the memorial march of the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes, at the House of Terror Museum.

Minister Balog says remembrance makes sense and has "content" if the eye witnesses speak to us.

The Holocaust Memorial Year was implemented a few years ago, followed by the Gulag Memorial Year and the 1956 Memorial Year, so that the survivors can tell us the stories of their lives, and teach the generations to come.

“The memorial years are coming to an end, but remembrance continues. It continues so that we may remain faithful to those who went before us, to everything that makes freedom so precious,° Minister Balog said.