Oh, well, today it’s a Holocaust remembrance day. There’s so much talk about this genocide (see http://holocaustmemorialyear2014.gov.hu/ ) that actually I’m wondering which day isn’t a Holocaust remembrance day this year…
Politicians seems to compete hard who is capable of saying the most bizarre and bombastic thing.
The Holocaust is our cause because the killers and the victims were Hungarians, too.
Using his logic, he might have said equally that “the Holocaust is our cause because the killers and the victims were Jews, too”. (For the sake of this parallel logic argument let’s disregard for a moment that the killers were Germans.) But let’s analyze this sentence a bit more…
Everybody knows that the term “Holocaust” means a particular 20th century genocide committed by Nazi Germans against Jews in Europe. So if the victims were Hungarians, and not Jews, then perhaps we shouldn’t talk about “Holocaust” at all, should we?
It’s a well-known historical fact that there were no death camps in Hungary. It’s also well-known that neither the Hungarian authorities or the Jewish victims themselves, including the members of the “Jewish Council”, knew when the deportations started, and one must stress that happened only after Hungary’s occupation on the 19th of March, 1944 that the physical extermination of the deported ones was the goal of the Nazi.
It’s really high time to stop trying to shift blame from Nazi Germany to Hungary . For the record, the Holocaust was planned and carried out by Nazi Germany. Hungary did ally herself with Nazi Germany in the hopes of regaining the lost territories in the Dictat of Trianon, but in contrast with other countries allied with Nazi Germany, the deportation of Jews from Hungary started only after Nazi Germany occupied Hungary militarily. In fact it was the foot-dragging policies of Governor Horthy which made it possible to avoid Hungary’s military invasion by Nazi Germany already at the beginning of World War Two, that is several years earlier than the March of 1944. That would have meant, of course, the complete annihilation of all Jews in Hungary, just like it happened in Poland. After the Hungarian authorities learned what was happening in Auswitz from the Auschwitz Protocols , Governor Horthy personally gave the order to stop the deportations on the 8th of July, 1944 and this order was carried out by Colonel Ferenc Koszorús and his brave troops. This event is commemorated on a plaque in Dohány utca in Budapest where you can visit the largest synagogue in Europe.
In fact the Jewry in Budapest, which is one of the largest in Europe, should be very thankful indeed to Governor Horthy. Instead they keep besmirching him, and Hungarians, too, day and night.