Hungarians have marked Holocaust Memorial Day up and down the country.
According to MTI, members of the municipal government and the clergy marked the occasion at the House of Terror in Budapest yesterday.
Budapest Deputy -Mayor Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky said Budapest guards the memories of those heroes who kept their humanity during that time of inhumanity, who were bearers of hope in a time of despair.
She added that these memories have been woven into the fabric of life in Budapest, as seen in the memorials, the renovated buildings of the former ghetto, the celebrations and festivals, the proud and vibrant Jewish and Gypsy cultural life, and flourishing church culture.
A concert was performed at the event to commemorate László Ádám, a member of the Salesian Order who hid Jews during the Holocaust.
Bishop Tamás Fabiny, the head of the Lutheran Church in Hungary; Pal Huszar, the lay president of the Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary; and László Győrfi, the deputy head of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation also helped mark the milestone.
Hungarian lawmakers declared April 16th Hungarian Holocaust Memorial Day from 2001. The date marks the anniversary of the beginning of the separation of the Hungarian Jewish community in ghettos.