The Danish Embassy in Hungary and the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest will organize a commemoration at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of rescuing the Danish Jews on 9 December 2013, at 11 am.
Ambassador Gideon Behar, Director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s Department for Combating anti-Semitism visited the Holocaust Memorial Center on 1 December 2013. Prof. Dr. Szabolcs Szita, acting director of the institution guided ambassador Behar through the permanent exhibition and explained the historical background and particularities of the Holocaust in Hungary.
The Austrian Cultural Forum, the Holocaust Memorial Center and its partners will stage a lecture by Prof. Claudia Theune-Vogt, director of the Institute of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna on the topic: “Results of the archeological research of the sub-camps of KL Mauthausen”. The event will take place at the Austrian Cultural Forum, Budapest, Andrássy Road 43, 2nd floor, at 3 pm, 4 December, 2013.
An interdisciplinary conference, co-organized in Vienna by the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the Simon Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, will deal with the history of collaboration and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe during WWII.
Ferenc Molnár, journalist and screenplay writer was an outstanding artist of the 20th century. Every generation of Hungarians know his novel, The Paul Street Boys, and many of his theater pieces are still popular. However, just a few are aware that he has died, half-forgotten, in the United States. He is buried at the Linden Hill Methodist Cemetery, New York.
“The destiny of each community, major or modest, famous or obscure, can be found here, with its rabbis and merchants, its wise men and beggars, with their histories and their dreams:everything that vanished in faraway flames and into gigantic cemeteries can be found in the immensity of the grief that dominated the gloomy universe of those times” writes Elie Wiesel in his foreword to Randolph L. Braham’s The Geographical Encyclopedia of the Holocaust in Hungary.
Sir Andrew Burns, Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues of the United Kingdom visited the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest on September 10. He was welcomed by Prof. Dr. György Haraszti, chairman of the Board of the Center, Prof. Dr. Szabolcs Szita, managing director, and Dr. János Botos, deputy managing director of the institution.