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March of the Living remembers Holocaust victims

This year’s march paid tribute to the memory of forced laborers. Over 100,000 Jews and non-Jews from Hungary were used as forced laborers from 1939, and 60,000 of them didn’t...

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Hungary remembers victims of the Holocaust

Hungarians remembered victims of the Holocaust up and down the country on April 16th, the day when occupying German forces began establishing ghettos in Hungary


PM Netanyahu to PM Orbán: ‘Thank you for standing up for Israel’ at the forefront of opposition to this new anti-Semitism

During a historic visit – the first of a head of government of Israel in 30 years – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for “standing up for Israel in international forums,” and the Hungarian prime minister delivered a sharp rebuke of the failure of Hungary to defend its Jewish citizens during World War II, saying the country had sinned.

Jul 18, 2017 - Zoltán Kovács
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Hungarian government has zero tolerance for anti-Semitism

“We will continue to protect the Jewish community in future against any and all attacks of an anti-Semitic nature and against any attempts to endanger or discriminate against Hungary’s Jewish community,” Hungary's foreign minister said

Jul 3, 2017

Frans Timmermans must respect the dignity of Holocaust victims

Political debates can get nasty. A certain amount of give-and-take comes with the territory, and as a spokesperson, I’ve experienced it firsthand. There are red lines that should not be crossed, though, and assailing the dignity of the victims of mass genocide crosses the brightest of them. Every reasonable person, including European Commission Vice President Timmermans, should know that no matter how deep the political disagreement, Holocaust victims should not be exploited as weapons in such a fight.

May 10, 2017 - Zoltán Kovács