• Short Summary

    In Budapest, the Hungarian capital, members of the Jewish community there attended a commemorative ceremony, paying their respects to those who were killed because of persecution during the Second World War.

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    In Budapest, the Hungarian capital, members of the Jewish community there attended a commemorative ceremony, paying their respects to those who were killed because of persecution during the Second World War.

    SYNOPSIS: During the war half a million Hungarian Jews died in concentration camps.

    To commemorate the deaths, members of the present day Jewish community attended a wreath laying ceremony at a former ghetto site -- led by Mr. Imre Heber, Chairman of the Hungarian-Jewish Association.

    The chief Rabbi of Budapest, Mr. Arnold Seifert, was also there. Before the last war there were over 800,000 Jews in Hungary. Now about 100,000 remain.

    Of these, the great majority -- about 80,000 -- live in Budapest. They are free to worship in any of the capital's three nearby synagogues. Anti-semitism is officially banned in Hungary and religious status is not carried on any official documents -- birth certificates, identity cards or passports.

    However, Jewish members of the community are not able to become teachers. Apart from that they have the same rights as any other citizen.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8ICIMB1S1CLAPJ0KH4Y8FOTA
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8ICIMB1S1CLAPJ0KH4Y8FOTA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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