Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog unveiled on Friday at the Faculty of Arts of the Eötvös Loránd University a Holocaust memorial commemorating the teachers and students of the university who died during the Holocaust and the Second World War.

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The minister said the university deserved special praise for collectively remembering the victims of the Holocaust, the anti-Jewish laws and the Second World War. He also noted that in the first half of the 20th century students of the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Rabbinical Studies and Catholic Theology shared the same campus.

The memorial consists of a 1 cm (0.4 inches) wide and 280 meters (918 feet) long bronze strip running on the outside of the brick walls at eye level, etched with the names of all victims.
The unveiling was attended by leaders of the Hungarian Jewish Community, the ambassador of Israel and the chargé d’affairs of the U.S. embassy.

(Ministry of Human Capacities)