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Fear, loathing and hope on the ‘Train of the Living’

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.

March in Budapest
Photo by: REUTERS
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.



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