The 2.000 Sopron Jews that were deported and murdered in concertation and extermination camps during the Shoah were commemorated in the Sopron Jewish Cemetery.
Sopron Mayor Ciprián Farkas and András Büchler, President of the local Jewish Community, gave the commencement speeches.
Chief Rabbi Zoltán Radnóti also shared his thoughts with those present at the event.
At the end of the commemoration, the participants placed the pebbles of remembrance at the wall where the names of the victims were immortalized.
“The members of the Jewish community that once lived and were part of the city were among the most loyal citizens of Sopron. Sopron will never recover from this loss. Jewish cultural monuments are extremely prominent in the city, which must be cared for and nurtured. These people were destroyed by hatred 78 years ago, but the citizens of Sopron cherish their memory. The Jewish Community of Sopron plays a big role, the local Jewish community grows stronger and lives its culture and religion,” said Dr. Ciprián Farkas.
At the commemoration, András Büchler emphasized in his speech that “the most important lesson of what happened in Auschwitz is that hatred must be stopped as quickly as possible, since we can see from past events where violence and non-acceptance lead”.