This year's celebrations took place in two locations on Saturday afternoon – at “Normafa” park and “Vérmező” park in Budapest.
Early in the afternoon at “Normafa” park in the twelve district about 150 people remembered those who died in the breakout. A few hours later, a memorial service was held in the first district with the participation of about 400 people. (MTI estimates - ed.).
Several speakers of the event emphasized the need of unity among nationalist groups in the fight against Zionism and the globalist world order and the need to save European culture and civilization. The speakers stressed that the soldiers didn't die in vain, but they were heroes.
The “Vérmező” park memorial has been also attended by former Jobbik deputy Balázs Lenhardt who is currently an independent member of parliament, Jobbik deputy Gyula György Zagyva and a Calvinist minister.
At the end of the commemoration service participant laid a wreath at the symbolic tomb of fallen troops represented by a wooden cross with a World War II German military helmet on its top. The event has been attended by Dutch, German and Spanish patriot groups as well.
At “Széll Kálmán” square a dozen "anti-fascists" demonstrated against the event, but they had no impact whatsoever.
The corporate media was not allowed to attend the memorial and take pictures of the event, but they could watch from a distance.
Budapest Police Headquarters website announced that police have taken an individual into custody for "illegal use of totalitarian symbols”.
(On February 11, 1945 the siege of Budapest entered into its final phase. On this day, the defenders of the city had been forced back to a small area, the Buda Castle district. The Red Army encircled more than forty thousand - 23,900 German (of which 9,600 wounded) and 20,000 Hungarian (of which 2,000 wounded) – troops. The entrapped troops had two options left, surrender or breakout. The unconditional surrender would have meant certain death either by being captured or killed, which were unacceptable to either of the Hungarian or the German commanders. Once it became clear that German forces couldn't break the Red army siege from the outside, the commanders decided to break out of the Soviet encirclement through the hills of Buda trying to reach the German lines that have been positioned at the Zsámbék – Tinnye region about 30-35 km west of the hills.
Budapest Fortress Commander General Karl Pfeffer-Wildenbruch released his last radio message on February 11, at 5.17 pm: “Munition ist zu Ende. Verpflegung aufgebraucht”...then, “at nightfall, I breakout!”. Soon after, the commander of the Hungarian forces, Colonel Iván Hindy issued his last radio message: “We have been encircled among the ruins of the burned out royal palace. We have been out of food and water since weeks. Our destiny is in God's hands. If you survive this hell take care of our loved ones!”
According to historians, the Hungarian-German breakout attempt was one of the most hopeless undertakings of the Second World War. Only 785 soldiers reached the German lines, the rest have been killed, taken prisoners, or simply disappeared. The fate of about four thousand soldiers is still unknown.)
(MTI – kuruc.info – hungarianambiance.com)