The Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ) and Együtt-PM (a globalist fringe group) however, criticize the government's decision on the planned monument.
The Tuesday's edition of "Magyar Közlöny" writes: the Hungarian government has decided to erect a German occupation memorial at the anniversary of the invasion of Hungary by German forces on March 19, 2014 making the construction of the monument a top priority.
Jobbik fully supports the government initiative, as the invasion also marks the "cessation of the historic Hungarian constitution." However, Jobbik MP Enikő Hegedűs pointed out that before erecting the German occupation memorial, the Soviet liberation monument, which glorifies the occupation of Hungary should be removed from the square. Jobbik calls on the government to relocate the Soviet liberation monument in a section of the “Rákoskeresztúr” new public cemetery, which designated "to those that worked for the glorification of communism".
In a statement, the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (Mazsihisz) called on the government that instead of erecting a memorial "promote social reconciliation". According to MAZSIHISZ, the speedy decision to erect an occupation memorial worries both domestic and international Jewry.
MAZSIHISZ added that they were aware of the symbolic significance of the issue, however, they can only approve Holocaust related programs that provide meaningful opportunities for an open and productive public debate. Decisions on Holocaust related issues must be preceded by artistic, professional and public debate.
MAZSIHISZ indicated that their view on the issue will be sent to Budapest fifth district Mayor Antal Rogan asking him to block the erection of the monument.
Government Information Center issued a statement expressing surprise on the position of the Jewish community over the issue. The statement highlighted a section of the Hungarian constitution, which says: "Hungary lost its state sovereignty on March 19, 1944, which was restored only on May 2nd, 1990 when the first freely elected parliament was formed".
(Notes: What could be the reason behind the Jewish rejection of the monument? The fact that the country lost its sovereignty on March 19, 1944 absolves the Hungarian government of all wrongdoings that happened after the invasion including the deportation of Jews as the Hungarian government was no longer in control over the country's destiny. The deportation of Jews started after Admiral Horthy was removed from power in 1944, therefore, everything that happened after that date was the responsibility of the invading forces. If you take this fact into account the nature of the complaint becomes clear. Jews are unhappy because the fraudulent nature of the guilty nation mantra that they hammer day and night becomes even more conspicuous as the public monument will remind the masses of the fictional basis of their claim. The idea of the Hungarian government to commemorate all victims of war also doesn't sit well with the Jewish view of history as they claim that Jewish sufferings have priority over everyone else's griefs.)
(MTI - hungarianambiance.com)