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Hungarian Jewish Leader Decries German Occupation Monument

By: JTA

The president of Hungary’s Jewish umbrella group criticized a planned monument to victims of the Germany occupation for ignoring Hungary’s complicity in the Holocaust.

The memorial announced Thursday would be built in Budapest’s Freedom Square and pay tribute to “all Hungarian victims with the erection of the monument commemorating the tragic German occupation and the memorial year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust,” according to the Hungarian Government Information Center

The proposed monument “would serve to blot out the responsibility of the Hungarian government of that time,” Andras Heisler, president of Mazsihisz, the umbrella group representing Hungarian Jewish communities, told JTA Friday.

Heisler said that Hungarians were also involved in the mass killings of Hungarian Jews 70 years ago and that any monument commemorating Holocaust victims should reflect that fact.

The proposed monument on Freedom Square would be situated opposite a monument commemorating the victims of Communism. Heisler said this risks creating a false comparison between the Holocaust and communist oppression.

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6 Responses to “Hungarian Jewish Leader Decries German Occupation Monument”

  1. Eva Feld says:

    Jews are a people with memories.

  2. Yechiel Baum says:

    Hungarians people, the land of the satmare were allies of the Nazis so being on the losing side, they were ashamed they lost!

  3. The magyars want to eliminate any historical facts that would remind them and the world that the nyilas fascists were willing collaborators with the nazis in the murder of 400 thousand fellow hungarians who happened to be Jews. Yes, there were christian and gypsy victims as well, but by far the greatest numerical losses were suffered by the Jews. The current Orban government does not wish to admit this historical fact and by omitting any references to the Jewish victims on the proposed new monument all the embarrassing past will just melt into oblivion. After all, Orban does not want offend the jobbik neo-nazi party in the parliament and does not want to be accused of being a lover of his fellow hungarian Jewish citizens. Heaven forbid!

  4. Szepno j says:

    How many of you know of the over 20,000 Hungarian Jewish children thrown into the Danube on Budapest at night (I’m a matter of a few nights)??? Remember that when wanting to visit the damn city and country, or indulging in a cafe by the Damube….. The Hungarians were even more blood thirsty than the Germams!

  5. Ernest Hobbs says:

    Why would Germany advertise Their OCCPATION /

  6. Carlos Font says:

    I agree with the president of the Jewish umbrella group. Very courageous. A monument of that type shoud contain the whole truth and not follow political correctness.

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