Hungary remembers the Roma holocaust

Minister Zoltán Balog reflects on the anniversary of the Roma holocaust and the Kisléta murders

Hungary has reflected on the tragedies of the Roma holocaust and the Kisléta murders to enusre they never happen again.

The Roma holocaust is the shared tragedy of Hungary and Europe, Minister Zoltán Balog said. We will never forget the victims, nor our duties, he added.

The Hungarian government condemns any act of violence and hatred that makes any nation or ethnic group collectively responsible based on racial discrimination, he continued.

We must remember and remind others of this, so as to avoid a repetition of past horrors, he said.

Such tragedies can be defeated by remembrance, facing the past, honesty, awareness, the culture of respect and if everyone involved takes their duty seriously by learning and by making efforts towards inclusion then they will not happen again.

We here in Europe fight to prevent the challenges of migration from overshadowing the issues of the poor and those falling behind here at home, he said.