The French newspaper reports that 42 historians and philosophers “expressed their concern in an open letter over the fact that the state rewrites history in the new constitution". This happens mainly in the paragraph which states: “Hungary as a state lost its self-determination on March 19th 1944”. According to the historian László Karsai – quoted in the newspaper – this is intended to sustain the myth that the Germans alone were responsible for the deportations. The historian pointed out: "But Hungary was the first country in Europe, which adopted a law on the Jews in 1920, and deported Jews from 1941 onwards". The newspaper finally quotes Andras Deák, professor of New York Columbia University who helped develop the concept of the permanent exhibition in the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. He stressed that in order to carry out the deportations, "all mayors, railroad workers, teachers, and even many doctors and midwives had cooperate to enable the deportations, while they were paid for it, and they were also ready to search female sexual organs for hidden jewels. The article ends by stating that “History has not recorded a single case in which civil servants have been punished because they withdrew themselves from this ".
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2011 20:48