“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The Hungarian Holocaust 2014 Memorial Committee held its founding session on 17 January 2013. The Government set up the body, which is responsible for preparing the commemorative events marking the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Hungarian Jews in 2014.
This week, events have been taking place around the world to commemorate the Swedish diplomat and hero, Raoul Wallenberg. Wallenberg was working as a Swedish diplomat in Nazi-occupied Budapest, and managed to rescue thousands of Jews from deportation to death camps through the distribution of protection documents and by harboring Jews in buildings marked as Swedish territory. He went missing after his arrest by Soviet forces in Hungary on 17 January 1945.
A conference was held in Budapest, Hungary in December 2010 on Antisemitism and Antisemitic conspiracy theories organized jointly by the Political Capital Institute and Central European University (pictured). The premise of the conference was that the 2008 global financial crisis breathed new life into antisemitic conspiracy theories and the conference was devoted in part to a discussion of Holocaust denial.