Fear, loathing and hope on the ‘Train of the Living’
May 15, 2014 14:03
Just 70 years after the events of the Holocaust and a rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, a symbolic train ride from Budapest to Auschwitz renews hope of changing attitudes among enlightened youth.
NEARLY 10,000 international high-school students participated in the March in Budapest on April 27..
After marching down Budapest’s main thoroughfare with thousands of Hungarian Jews last month to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the country’s mass deportation – and subsequent slaughter – of nearly 600,000 Jews, I was simply happy there were no eruptions of violence along the route.There was cause for concern.