Monday, July 13, 2015


In front of the German occupation memorial is this protest piece done by the Jewish community of Budapest. It is items from Holocaust victims. The items are random everyday items, things like shoes or hair brushes, there is also pictures and poems of the victims. This is a direct protest to the memorial. Some believe that the memorial is trying to whitewash the things that Hungery did during the war. During WW2 Hungery fought on the side of the Nazis,  but the memorial depicts the Hungarians as victims.  Not as allies of the Nazis. This angers the Jewish community because the they feel like the Hungarian state had as much to do with the deaths of Hungarian Jews as the Nazis. When I was there, their was also some speakers and a small rally in support of the Jewish community.