Roma Holocaust Remembrance

"Hungarians should be proud of the roma heroes"

MH – 2017.08.02. 18:52 –

The Minister of Human Capacities remembered the Day of Roma Holocaust.

The Roma Holocaust didn't only have victims, but heroes too, and our duity is to remember and speak about them, so that more people know about their heroism, the Minister of Human Capacities, Zoltán Balog told the Hungarian news agency MTI. Mr. Balog recalled that Roma people revolted against the SS soldiers in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp on May 16 1944. Knowing and facing our history is important for acknowledging our responsibility and being able to look into the future, he added. According to Mr. Balog Hungary can be proud of the Roma heroes of the Holocaust, the 1956 revolution and those Roma people in Romania too, who supported Hungarians in 1989.