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A special exhibition in honour of Scottish missionary Jane Haining was opened in the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Budapest. Miss Haining, who grew up near Dumfries, served as Matron at the Scottish Mission school in Budapest during the 1930s and 1940s. Against advice from Church of Scotland officials, Miss Haining remained in Budapest during the Holocaust. Arrested in 1944 and charged with working with Jews, Miss Haining was taken to the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in occupied Poland where she died aged 47.


Applications are now open for the Global Minority Rights Summer School 2017: Interrogating Populism from the Perspectives of Vulnerable Minorities.


From 7-8 April, former IHRA Chair Szabolcs Takács and President of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) András Heisler visited the Jewish community of India.


The fourth international summer school on minority rights will take place from 10-16 July in Budapest.


IHRA grant recipient, Political Capital Institute, has produced a video on antisemitism in Hungary.


13 April 2015- Every year on the occasion of the Hungarian Holocaust Memorial Day thousands commemorate the victims of the Holocaust at the March of the Living in Hungary.


Hungarian IHRA Chair Szabolcs Takács announced in Debrecen (Hungary) that the IHRA would hold its plenary meetings in Budapest and Debrecen.


The second European Summer School, “Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance," will take place in Budapest organized by the Tom Lantos Institute with the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Education and Psychology (Budapest), and CEJI – a Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe (Brussels).


The Prime Minister's Office of Hungary has issued a statement condemning the "babaric deeds" of those who desecrated the Jewish cemetery in Gyöngyös, Hungary.