Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's speech at the ceremony marking the renovation of the cemetery for Hungarian Jewish soldiers


On 26 January 2015, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán paid his respects to the Hungarian Jewish soldiers who died in World War I. “Without the sacrifice and heroic conduct of the Hungarian Jewish community, the defense of the country's territory could hardly have succeeded”, Prime Minister Orbán said. He added that, even today, we do not know exactly how many Hungarian Jewish soldiers were killed in the Great War and it is “our moral duty” to preserve the legacy of those who died in defense of their country. With reference to the upcoming International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Prime Minister Orbán reiterated that the Holocaust was a tragedy for the Hungarian nation and an irreparable loss for the Hungarian Jewish community.

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