Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust in Hungary
Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust in Hungary is held on April 16. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us
In the summer of 1941, Hungarian authorities deported some 20,000 Jews who did not have Hungarian citizenship to German-occupied Ukraine, where they were shot by Nazi Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units) detachments.
In the southern region of Hungary annexed after the Axis attack on and dismantlement of Yugoslavia, Hungarian military and gendarmerie units, under the pretext of anti-partisan warfare, massacred more than 3,000 men, women, and children on January 21–23, 1942, in the city of Újvidék (today: Novi Sad, Serbia). The victims were predominantly Serbs, but approximately 700 Jews were also murdered.
Randolph Braham estimated that just over 564,000 Hungarian Jews died between 1941 and 1945.
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