Hungary. The name of Agnes Keleti, a Hungarian Jew, was put into the list of the International Women's Sport Honour Hall. She survived the Holocaust and won ten Olympic medals after the war. Agnes got her medals at the Olympic Games of 1952 and 1956. Afterwards, she repatriated to Israel.
Keleti survived the war thanks to buying documents of a Christian girl and hiding in a small Hungarian village.
Czechia. The organization "Children of the Prague underground" was established in Prague. It represents the interests of people who survived the Holocaust in childhood.
The need for such an association came long ago since the World Federation of Children-Holocaust Survivors was simply unable to represent the interests of all European countries.
The new structure is supposed to carry out serious research work, as long as many Nazism victims are unknown. Not everyone was taken to death camps, but they suffered permanent persecution, humiliation, and their lives were in danger every minute. Children suffered most, as long as it is especially hard to go through psychological traumas in young age.
Latvia. The Financial Committee of the Riga Duma allotted 500 lats for the winner of Mikhail Tal chess tournament. The tournament in memory of one of the greatest chess players in the world history will be held by and at the music centre "Vernisage" and "Perpetual Checkmate" centre.
Czechia. A memorial in memory of 160 re-buried Jews from an old Jewish cemetery was opened in Prague. The memorial was erected at the new Jewish cemetery. It all began from the construction works in Vladislavov Street. The workers discovered human remnants when digging a trench for the foundation. It turned out that there had been a Jewish cemetery of the XIII century in that place. The re-burial ceremony was preformed by Chief Rabbi of Czechia Karol Sdon. The memorial stone bears the inscription: "Let their memory not fade, and let those, who lie in the cemetery in Vladislavov Street, be remembered". Unfortunately, the new cemetery cannot accommodate all graves. Therefore the community is planning to begin the construction of another cemetery in the city outskirts.
Hungary. Piter Torday, leader of the Hungarian Jewish community, thinks that the government doesn't do anything to resist the activity of the anti-Semitic MIEP party. Perhaps, the government of Prime-Minister Victor Orban recounts on the unofficial support of the right-wing MIEP in organizing a coalition at the next elections.
At the same time, Torday spoke highly of Lutheran church. It condemned a recent anti-Semitic statement of one of its priests - deputy of the parliament from MIEP.