Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Many Hungarian Jews to join March of the Living in 2014
This year, March of the Living – an annual educational program that brings students from all over the world to Poland to study the history of the Holocaust and examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate – will mark 70 years since the mass deportation and extensive destruction of Hungarian Jewry.
Hungary and the Roma have been in the news quite a bit in recent months, as a poll placed Hungary among the most anti-Semitic countries in all of Europe.
At the World Jewish Congress plenary in Budapest last May, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared that his government is committed to quashing anti-Semitism in all forms, calling it "unacceptable and intolerable."
Organizers of the March of the Living will be inviting leading Jewish figures of Hungarian descent, both political and non-political, to participate in key ceremonies and events tentatively scheduled for April 23 to May 8.
If you're between the ages of 21 and 35, you can submit an application to attend by clicking here.