A martyrs’ service was held in memory of the victims of the Holocaust in Debrecen on Sunday morning in the Pásti Street Orthodox Synagogue.

The names of almost 6,000 Jewish people from Debrecen who were exterminated during the Holocaust are inscribed on the memorial wall next to the synagogue. During the service, flowers were offered to the Holocaust survivors.

In his speech, István Puskás spoke of the first train from Debrecen, which left the city on 24th June 1944. The deputy mayor said that remembrance includes the positive and happy things and the painful and tragic events of the past.
Tamás Horovitz, president of the Jewish Community of Debrecen, said that remembering is a sad duty. He said that education is a very important means to ensuring that the horrors that broke 79 years ago never happen again.

Source and photo credit: debrecen.hu

Author: Debrecen4U