Blinken OSA Archives, one of the leading archives in the world, holding human rights documents and materials from the time of the Cold War, the organizer of the Yellow Star Houses project in 2014, now wishes to express its deep outrage over the appalling act by some members of the Hungarian Christian Democratic People's Party.
It is through the programs of the Archives that the former "yellow star houses" became widely known by contemporary Hungary. These were the bulidings where – as part of the preparations for deportation –, on June 21, 1944 over 220 thousand Jewish Hungarian citizens were crowded. Activists of the Christian Democratic Party - by putting a sticker saying "organization supporting migration" - have now disgraced again one of these buildings, evoking the vile practices of the darkest era of Hungarian history. Blinken OSA is open to all those wanting to find out about what fatal consequences such acts result in.
The government – under the pretext of protecting „the peace of the inhabitants" – is preparing to restrict the right to assembly in the country, yet at the same time is harassing and humiliating people in their homes. We call on the people who commit these provocations consciously or unintentionally, to stop immediately the harassment and stigmatization of those organizations and people whose legal and humane work could serve as an example to citizens claiming to be Christians.
Blinken OSA Archives