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Hungary commemorated Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day in a number of memorial events held throughout the country.


The Tom Lantos Institute (Budapest), the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Education and Psychology (Budapest), and CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe (Brussels) are organizing a European Summer School on “Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance” from 25-29 August 2014 for civil servants, educators, journalists, and civil society representatives.


Central European University, Tom Lantos Institute, and the University of Victoria organized the conference “The Future of Holocaust Memorialization: Confronting Racism, Antisemitism, and Homophobia through Memory Work” on 10-11 June.


A memorial to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was inaugurated on 17 June in central Budapest.


Based on a 2000 Parliamentary decision, Holocaust Memorial Day has been commemorated on April 16 in Hungary since 2001.


On 2 December, the the joint antisemitism monitoring office of the Action and Protection Foundation and the Jewish Agency was formally opened in Budapest.


The Political Capital Institute will be holding a conference at the British Embassy in Budapest from 25-26 November.


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has undertaken to be chief patron of Holocaust Memorial Year 2014 in Hungary.


Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest is now the second Visual History Archive access site in Hungary and the 45th in the world. The first access point in Hungary opened at Central European University in 2009.


The Tom Lantos Institute, an independent human and minority rights organization based in Budapest, convened the Conference on Jewish Life and Antisemitism in Contemporary Europe to address the most pressing challenges and significant issues facing European Jewish communities today.