Hungarians In 'March of Living' After Historic Holocaust Funeral

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest
MARCH OF LIVINGBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Hungarians have participated in the 'March of the Living' to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, shortly after the remains of about 20 executed people, most of them Ashkenazi Jews, were buried in Budapest's Jewish cemetery.

70th Anniversary Liberation Auschwitz Held Amid Controversy


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

AuschwitznowOSWIECIM, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Government leaders and survivors are among those marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet forces of Nazi-death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in ceremonies overshadowed by new concerns over rising anti-Semitism in Europe, and a row between Poland and Russia. Tuesday's event in Poland was expected to be the last big anniversary in which remaining elderly survivors would be able to come and pay their respects at the former camp, which became a symbol of the Holocaust.

NEWS WATCH: Poland, Hungary Recall Roma Holocaust


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- While Europe remembers the outbreak of World War I, commemorations have been held in Hungary and Poland for what often has been called the “forgotten Holocaust”: the murder of hundreds of thousands of gypsies, or Roma people, during World War II.

Hungary's Jewish Umbrella Group Threatens Boycott Of Holocaust Ceremonies


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary’s main Jewish umbrellaholocaust group has voted to boycott official commemorations surrounding the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust, unless the government backs down on policies seen as minimizing the country's role in the mass murder of Jews.

Rabbi Condemns Hungary's Occupation Memorial Plans


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A chief rabbi has condemned Hungarian government plans to establish a memorial for the victims of the 1944 German occupation of Hungary as it would send the message that "the Hungarian state had been blameless."

Hungary's Ruling Fidesz Party Condemns Book Burning


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

radnoti_miklosBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's ruling rightist Fidesz party has condemned the burning of a book written by prominent Hungarian Jewish poet Miklós Radnóti, whose statue was also broken over the weekend amid growing antisemitism in the country. "Every decent person in Hungary has condemned the book burning that took place in Miskolc on November 9," said László L. Simon, a Fidesz politician and chair of Parliament’s Cultural and Press Committee.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary's Ruling Party Condemns Far-Right Antisemitism


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary
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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's ruling Fidesz party on Tuesday, October 15, condemned a legislator of the influential far-right opposition for using "anti-Semitic rhetoric" in relation to the upcoming Holocaust Memorial Year.