|Bronze shoes along the Danube.|
A Holocaust memorial.
This was a recent quote from a Hungarian politician. He's part of the political party that holds the most power in Hungary right now, the political party that conservative Hungarians support. The theme of prejudice and anti-semitism is becoming more and more prevalent in Hungary. As I read article after article and hear some Hungarian co-workers express their pro-government stance for this current administration, it scares me to death. Their words sound a lot like those that led to the execution of millions of Europeans in the 1940s. In a country that survived Nazi invasion and Russian communist control within the last 70 years... In a country that houses a Holocaust Museum and The House of Terror... In a country that has memorials throughout the city, bronze baby shoes on the edge of the river to remind themselves of the innocent who were killed and thrown away... It baffles me that people actually still think this way. A lot of people. And I'm scared to think what all this hateful talk and thinking might lead to.
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