Photo report by István Nagy and Memorial Addresses
The commemoration ceremony in the funeral parlour of the Győr-sziget cemetery took place on a beautiful sunny summer day, 18 June 2023, with an increased attendance compared to previous years.
Tibor Villányi, President of the Győr Jewish Community, welcomed the guests and greeted the attendees.
The first speaker was Prof. Andor Grósz, recently elected MAZSIHISZ President. It is of particular significance that Andor Grósz is a native of Győr, which he referred to in his speech (his address is available on the Hungarian post only in Hungarian).
Here you can also see an interview with the President of MAZSIHISZ, published in the daily Kisalföld on 24 June 2023. (Only in Hungarian)
Afterwards, László Rózsavölgyi, Győr Municipal Assembly Member, addressed the audience on behalf of Dr. Csaba András Dézsi, Mayor of Győr. (His address is available on the Hungarian post only in Hungarian.)
Péter Joel Totha, Chief Rabbi of Győr and the Hungarian Defence Forces, recalled in his speech the events of 79 years ago in Győr and Hungary. Following a song of mourning by Cantor István Gara, the participants recited the ancient Kadesh in memory of those murdered in the Holocaust. (His address is available on the Hungarian post only in Hungarian.)
Finally, Dr. Péter Krausz, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Roots in Győr Foundation, spoke about the World Reunion planned for next year’s 80th anniversary and the student competition already underway. He invited participants to these events. (His contribution is available on the Hungarian post only in Hungarian)