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Monument and museum for the Hungarian victims of the “Délvidék” genocide

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


The goal is to remember, but also to send a message: Hungarians are still alive! The grand opening ceremony of the genocide memorial will be held on April 1st – at the anniversary of the 1941 return of “Délvidék” to the motherland. The same day a cornerstone is laid for the museum that is planned near the monument and will be housing the Hungarian Genocide Center.

The Sixty Four County Youth Movement can't accept the fact that when the topic of genocide comes up in everyday conversations everyone thinks of the Holocaust but nobody remembers the genocide that has been committed against Hungarians throughout the centuries in the Carpathian Basin said László Toroczkai, the president of HVIM. The time has come to remind the younger generations of the sufferings that Hungarians endured throughout the centuries. The monument like an exclamation-mark will remind those who have committed the horrors and their descendants of their actions. The monument will be erected at the Hungarian-Serbian international border crossing near the M5 motorway. At this border crossing about 2.5 million people enter and leave Hungary each year.

The monument will be visible to all visitors who are crossing the Hungarian-Serbian border regardless, that they want to see it or not. The new genocide center will be built on the Hungarian side of the border on a private property, so that neither Serbian nor Hungarian authorities can thwart the project.

The memorial will be a seven-meter high structure, the work of sculptor Klára Tóbiás; it depicts a “Turul” (falcon) flies out of a barbed wire bird nest holding a sword in its beak.

The goal is to remember, but also to send a message: Hungarians are still alive! The grand opening ceremony of the genocide memorial will be held on April 1st – at the anniversary of the 1941 return of “DélvidéK” to the motherland. The same day a cornerstone is laid for the museum that is planned near the monument and will be housing the Hungarian Genocide Center. Besides, the “Délvidék” massacre where 40 thousand Hungarians were slaughtered by Yugoslav partisans after the second world war, the center will commemorate to all Hungarian victims of genocide said Toroczkai.

HVIM is asking everyone who has authentic information and artifacts about the “Délvidék” massacre contact: elnok@hvim.hu.

We are also welcoming suggestions and ideas about naming the facility, which is temporarily called Hungarian Genocide Center said Toroczkai.

Of course, we also need support; donations can be sent to HVIM bank account: 10102842-08769400-01003004

One percent of personal income tax can also be offered for the project (tax ID number: 18467626-1-06).

Founder of HVIM László Toroczkai

(szentkoronaradio.com – hungarianambiance.com)

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