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Barbies and barbarity – exhibition

A new photography exhibition gets underway in Prague that takes a novel approach to one of the thornier subjects in modern Czech history: the massacres that took place during the expulsion of millions Germans at the end of WW2. Photographer … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

68 years ago the on January 27, 1945 the Auschwitz–Birkenau death camp was eliberated. Here you find some stories of survivors, commemorations around the world: President of Hungary, János Áder addresses a letter to the Jewish Community, saying that the … Continue reading

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International Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day

The first Romas were sent to Auschwitz in 1941. In February 1943, a Gypsies’ camp was set up in the Birkenau camp which imprisoned Roma people from 14 countries. April 8th was the day when the first international Roma congress, … Continue reading

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Photo exhibition in the Budapest History Museum 12 April – 13 May 2012

The exhibited photos were actually taken by Carl Lutz in Budapest between 1942–1945. His office in Budapest was on the Szabadság (Liberty) square in the building of the American embassy near the Parliament house in Pest and he lived in … Continue reading

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Raoul Wallenberg 1912 – 2012

On January 17th in the Hungarian National Museum the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Year was launched. Hosts of the event: minister for Foreign Affairs in Hungary Janos Martonyi and in Sweden Carl Bildt, guest of honor Yoseph Peled minister from Israel. … Continue reading

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