June 27th, 2013

Hungarian president in Belgrade visit apologizes for crimes against innocent Serbs in World War II

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Hungarian President Janos Ader on Wednesday apologised in Serbia’s national parliament for crimes Hungarians committed against innocent Serbs in Vojvodina during WW2.

“Free and democratic Hungary condemns those who … committed crimes against innocent Serbs. Let me, as the president of the Hungarian Republic, apologise for the crimes Hungarians committed against innocent Serbs during the second world war,” Ader said before lawmakers of the Serbian parliament.

Ader said that lawmakers of Serbia’s parliament had taken “an important and historic step” by adopting a declaration last Friday, condemning the massacre in Vojvodina in 1944-45 and resolutions made under the principle of collective guilt during the war.

“Here let me express thanks and appreciation to you all, as well as to the citizens of Serbia on behalf of all those who not only believe in mutual respect and appreciation, but are ready to act for these two convictions.”

Ader said Friday’s declaration made it clear that the Serbian parliament was ready to provide compensation to innocent Hungarian victims of ethnic-based massacres in Vojvodina during WW2.

“Although nobody can undo those crimes, we still believe that forgiveness following a mutual apology can point beyond reconciliation,” Ader said told a special session of parliament broadcast live by Serbian public TV RTS-2.

“Because we, Hungarians of today, and Serbs of today, stand united as one on the side of the innocent victims. The legacy we want to pass on to our children is that of life, justice and cooperation, and not that of death, untruth and hatred,” Ader said.

He noted that his address was first time the president of a free Hungarian state had spoken in the parliament of a free Serbia. He expressed thanks and recognition to the members of Serbia’s parliament and the people of Serbia on behalf of Hungary and all Hungarian people.

The Serbian statement “not only concludes after seven decades a chapter in our shared past full of shadows and pain, but opens new perspectives in the ties between our countries and peoples,” Ader said. He added that the statement also demonstrated Serbia’s commitment to European values, an example to be followed by other countries. He said that “the gestures of understanding and accepting each other, cooperation, speaking the truth, and respect for each other and for universal human values could constitute the basis for the reunification of Europe.”

Serbia can count on Hungary as a friend and a partner in its endeavours of a successful integration with the European Union, Ader said.

Before delivering his address, Ader held talks with Nebojsa Stefanovic, the speaker of parliament. In the afternoon, he will travel on to the village of Curug (Csurog) in the northernmost province of Vojvodina to pay his respects, together with Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic, in honour of the innocent Serb and Hungarian victims murdered in WWII. This will be the first occasion that the two countries’ heads of state pay such a tribute.

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  • MagyarViking

    “Because we, Hungarians of today, and Serbs of today, stand united as one on the side of the innocent victims. The legacy we want to pass on to our children is that of life, justice and cooperation, and not that of death, untruth and hatred,” Ader said

    Hear! Hear!

    • Daniel

      Can’t disagree with that with good consciounce.
      Why are people going ape over this? And I thought I was the extermist?
      Serioulsy folks, the people of the Former Kingdom of Hungary need to reconcile their differences and it starts with the apologies. Seething in nationalistic hatred over the PAST is literally one of the unhealthiest things one can do to his/her psyche. We need to move on and be in good standing with our neighbours. After all, whatever we may think of them, they are still our half-brothers.

      • Mathias

        No we never made a blood covenant with Rács, they are definitely not our testvér, they are chauvinists all through history, Hungarian Murderers.

        • Daniels

          Nem mondtam, hogy testver nep a szerb. De az teny, hogy tobb szaz evi tortenelmi es kulturalis osszekotodesunk van e neppel, es eszt nagy hiba lenne elnezni.

          • Mathias

            On the other hand, I’d love to get my hands on some of those Rác farmers. You know those real manly ones. That’s definitely my weakness.

          • patriot

            Osszekotodes, you mean how the Huns fucked up the Serbs?

        • Daniels

          They are then just like the Hungarians. Except for the handsome Zsolti Bayer.

  • patriot

    When the jerk will apologize to the Romanian people for the same crimes the Huns did to the Serbs!

    The Hungarian interest in Romania is greater considering that the Bozgors here are dreaming of some Autonomy !!!

    I tell you right now, the Autonomy never ever will happen with or without apologies!

    The “well known” Hun arrogance is “not the ticket to earn the respect of the Romanian people!!.

    • Hungaro

      Fag.

    • Guru

      Umm, I’m not sure why, in the name of all that is holy, we’d be looking for “the respect of the Romanian people”, Europe’s rabid dogs. You just said there won’t be any autonomy in either case, so who the fuck cares what you dark Olah scumbags think? How about you apologize for the plundering and destruction you caused immediately upon taking Transylvania?

      • patriot

        I just let you know who is the boss!!

        • Guru

          And Romania is what you arrived at? xDDDD

      • Daniel

        But you don’t hate all Romanians, you just hate Patriot and his kind. It is not fair to lump Romanians into the same category as that little dickwad. And I don’t think he hates Hungarians as much as he pretends to either.

        • patriot

          I never hate somebody I just like to express my opinions directly!

          For some the reality hurts , but that is their problem!

          Viva Trianon

          • Daniel

            You’re probably just enjoying the negative attention. After all, if that was not the case your posts would probably have a solution to issues instead of being mere inflammatory babble.

    • Vintersorg

      Hungarians have nothing to do with civilization, they are savage, all they did in their short existence was to behave like animals to other nations in order to gain more space for themselves. They try to immitate central Asian traditions, but they’re not even Mongols or Huns (those were real warriors, not whining bitches), just degenerate slavs and germans (+ some romanians) who learned hungarian language by own will or were converted by force to this ugly so-called culture. The only reason Hungary nowdays looks decent is because it was an Austrian colony, otherwise it would have looked worse than Tajikistan.
      As about killing Serbs, Slovaks, Romanians, Jews and others, they just measured their forces with old ladies and little babies because when they face real men they start crying that they’re discriminated. But since entire Europe is invaded by tribes of fanatics (see muslim and african immigration), I still don’t think Hungarians are the worst problem.

      • Gyozo

        Wow, we’ll said!

  • Bishop5

    Can you please deal with CURRENT problems, not 70 years ago??

    • patriot

      CURRENT problems can’t be solved if we put the trash under the carpet!
      If the Bozgors are not looking for a real reconciliation with the Romanians,
      don’t expect respect from them and any concessions!

  • Corrigator

    He should apologize for how he looks. Ader should get a haircut and lose that awful moustache.

    • patriot

      He looks like the person his party, Fidesz, idolizes. He should be called Adolf Ader.

      • patriot

        Somebody hack me so I will sign my post with ” Viva Trianon!

        Viva Trianon !

        • Daniel

          Trianon sounds like an STD. Why would you celebrate. Our great leader Orban suffers from it. Have you no shame?

  • Mathias

    Apologies for what!! The Racs have been uncivil all throughout our history, they never could keep their word, spineless traitors. Why do we have to apologies and keep on forgiving as if we are the foreigners in Europe? No we have to say enough is enough and not apologise but weigh up the Truth how the Serbs screwed us on many occasions, as well as the Czechs, Toth’s, Habsburgs and Romanians. Sick that we are always the bad guys while we have more reason to defend our Motherland then the traitors who live a continuous historical lie.

    • Corrigator

      Jawohl Mathias!

    • patriot

      Mathias said:

      Why do we have to apologies and keep on forgiving as if we are the
      foreigners in Europe? No we have to say enough is enough and not
      apologise but weigh up the Truth how the Serbs screwed us on many
      occasions, as well as the Czechs, Toth’s, Habsburgs and Romanians. Sick
      that we are always the bad guys while we have more reason to defend our
      Motherland then the traitors who live a continuous historical lie.

      You should never suppose to have these problems if you just stood in Asia.

      Grabbing others land coming from Asia is not the way to live in Eu.

      this is why you just can’t adapt to EU!

  • Lela

    What a disgrace to see that Hungary is made up of xenophobic and prejudiced men like Mathias. You are a sad excuse for a Hungarian, Mathias.

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