“The world is a dangerous place to live in; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
(Albert Einstein – refugee from Nazi Germany)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Radnóti March 2009 / Summary

Civil organisations initiated a ~15-kilometre rally on 23th October 2009 in Budapest from Parcel 298 of the cemetery "Újköztemető"(1) to Shoes at the Danube Promenade(5), in remembrance of the Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti, murdered by Hungarian Nazis (arrow-crosses (*)) on the 9th November 1944, and to draw attention to the scandal of Parcel 298(1). A group of civilians marched through the whole way. And they are organizing the same rally this year on the 9th November 2010, too.

Stations of the march (with times in 2009) / Állomások (a 2009-es időpontokkal):
  • Parcel 298 of the Cemetery "Újköztemető"(1) / Újköztemető, 298-as parcella, Budapest X., Kozma utca 8. - Start / Indulás ~ 13:00
  • Plaque Little Warsaw(2) / Kis Varsó emléktábla, Budapest VIII., Népszínház utca 46.
  • Monument of Hungarian Jewish inmates of forced labour camps(3) / Magyar Zsidó Munkaszolgálatosok Emlékműve, Budapest VII., Bethlen Gábor tér 2.
  • Plaque of Ferenc Koszorús(4) / Koszorús Ferenc emléktáblája, Budapest VII., Károly körút 3.
  • Shoes at the Danube Promenade(5) / Cipők a Duna parton Budapest, V., Kossuth Lajos tér 4. - Final station / Végállomás ~17:30
More details of the the 2009 march can be found in other posts: http://antifa-hungary.blogspot.com/search/label/Radn%C3%B3ti%20March%202009

A marcher's report on the 2009 rally (in Hungarian): http://evita.nolblog.hu/categories/Radnoti_Menet/
Források / Sources:
(*) Arrowcross: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow_Cross; Miklós Radnóti: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikl%C3%B3s_Radn%C3%B3ti
(1) The parcel 298 is the spot of the scandal: mass murderers (Hungarian Nazis - arrow-crosses) are buried here and their graves have been handled by various governments since about 20 years like the those of national heroes, funded by state money. The scandalous story is documented (unfortunately, just in Hungarian) here: http://298.nolblog.hu
(2) Memory of the (Little) Ghetto uprising; Photos about the spot: http://www.photoblog.com/utazo/2008/11/13/
(3) A memorial of the Jews who lost their lives in World War II as Hungarian inmates of forced labour camps; more in Hungarian: http://www.szoborlap.hu/7351_a_zsido_munkaszolgalatosok_emlekmuve_budapest_baraz_tamas_2009.html
(4) He was an officer of the Hungarian army who stopped the deportation of Jews in Budapest with his troups on 9th July 1944; more in Hungarian: http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koszor%C3%BAs_Ferenc
(5) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoes_on_the_Danube_Promenade

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