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March of the Living Held in Budapest

May 5, 2024

The annual March of the Living event was held in Budapest this Sunday. Participants in the 20th annual walk in memory of the victims of the Holocaust marched from the Dohány Street Synagogue to the square in front of Keleti Railway Station, where speakers commemorated the terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 last year, […]

Sanz Briz Room Inaugurated in a Budapest High School

May 18, 2023

A room named after Ángel Sanz Briz has been inaugurated at the Károlyi Mihály Hungarian-Spanish Bilingual High School in Kispest, the Hungarian capital's District 19. The Spanish diplomat saved the lives of 5,000 Jews in Budapest during the Holocaust. In her welcoming speech, the head of the Outer Pest Education Territorial Directorate, Krisztina Rábel thanked […]

The March of the Living on Holocaust Memorial Day

Apr 16, 2023

The March of the Living was held again this year in Budapest in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Thousands of people marched in the Hungarian capital to demonstrate against all forms of exclusion and prejudice. Speakers stressed the importance of remembrance, the responsibility of contemporaries and the role of education. As the Chairman […]

Remembering the victims of the Holocaust on the bank of the Danube in Budapest

Holocaust Victims Remembered in Budapest

Jan 6, 2020

The victims of the Holocaust were remembered this Monday at the ‘Shoes on the Danube’ Holocaust Memorial in Budapest with the participation of Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, Israel's new Ambassador to Hungary. In the first public appearance for the Israeli diplomat in this country, he expressed his respect for the victims of the Holocaust in Hungary, alongside […]

Participants of the March of the Living in the streets of Budapest | Tamás Kovács / MTI

March of the Living in Budapest

Apr 17, 2016

Thousands marched in the streets of the Hungarian capital Sunday to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The march is the largest civic demonstration against racism, anti-Semitism and neo-Nazi and anti-democratic movements in Hungary.

| Dávid Harangozó

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 27, 2015

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year, on the 70th anniversary of the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Ambassador of the State of Israel, Ilan Mor, has issued a statement on the lessons of the past.

Commemoration in the Kozma Street Cemetery on January 26 | Gergely Botár /

Glory to the Jewish Heroes of the Great War

Jan 26, 2015

As part of the commemorations related to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day of January 27, a ceremony was held - with the participation of dignitaries - to mark the renovation of WWI graves in the Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery in Budapest.

The inaguration of the new Wallenberg memorial at Erzsébet tér in downtown Budapest | Dávid Harangozó

New heroic diplomacy walking tour

If fortunate to be in Budapest on this Saturday, June 21, tourists, expats, and Hungarians can partake in one of the best developed tours by manners at once engaging and deeply moving into the brightest, yet, best kept secrets of Hungarian history.


Foreign saviours in Hungary in 1944

Jun 3, 2014

As Hungary is commemorating the Holocaust, the embassies of seven countries have initiated a program to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to honour courageous persons who opposed it and saved the life of Jewish families and individuals.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences President József Pálinkás (on the left) and the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary

Crime, Responsibility, Memory

Apr 24, 2014

The Research Center for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Holocaust Memorial Center organized an international conference ‘Crime, Responsibility – Memory’ on the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust.

The 2013 'March for Life' in Budapest | Tamás Kovács/MTI

Record 'March for Life' attendance in Budapest

Apr 22, 2013

A record number of people – estimated to be over 10,000 of them, more than double the usual turnout –, took part this Sunday in the annual ‘March for Life’ in the Hungarian capital to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

‘Shoes on the Danube Promenade’ | Noémi Bruzák/MTI

Hungary honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

Apr 17, 2013

On the occasion of Hungary’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorations including exhibition openings, conferences and history lessons were held on Tuesday throughout the country with the participation of politicians and civilians.

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