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President Janos Ader has addressed a letter to the Hungarian Jewish community, telling them that the act of commemorating the victims of the death camps meant recognizing that “any of us could have been among the innocent victims.”
“Death camps are the evidence of an atrocity. The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp liberated on January 27, 1945, has for 68 years given proof of the painful end-game of European history’s darkest aberration,” the president said in the letter posted on Jewish organisation Mazsihisz’s website late on Sunday, marking Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“For we Hungarians this day is not only about mourning: the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp also carries the message that the followers of base ideas can never defeat those who stand on the side to justice,” Ader said.
The UN General Assembly designated Jan. 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in November 2005.
Hungary’s Holocaust remembrance day is April 16 when Hungarian Jews started to be crammed into ghettoes in 1944.
According to mainstream estimates, the Hungarian Holocaust claimed 550,000 to 600,000 lives.
Original Article: SOURCE