Orban acknowledges some Hungarians 'chose evil over good' in Holocaust

January 26, 2015 3:49 PM

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Orban acknowledges some Hungarians 'chose evil over good' in Holocaust

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Prime Minister Viktor Orban overcame unease within his government to acknowledge Hungary's role in the Holocaust on Monday, saying many people in the central European country acted "shamefully" in World War Two.

Speaking at a memorial for Jewish soldiers who died defending Hungary's borders during World War One, Orban said Hungary also owed respect to the Jews whose deportation it helped to organize 30 years later.

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