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He said the straw that broke the camel's back was the government's plan to erect a memorial commemorating the March 1944 Nazi invasion of Hungary. While Hungary under the regime of autocrat Miklos Horthy was on Germany's side during World War II, Hitler suspected he was going to strike a peace deal with the Allied forces and ordered the invasion.

"Braham said the memorial was 'a cowardly attempt to detract attention from the Horthy regime's involvement in the destruction of the Jews and to homogenize the Holocaust with the "suffering" of the Hungarians—[under] a German occupation [that], as the record clearly shows, was not only unopposed but generally applauded'" (ibid.).

This comes a few years after Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel returned a state award to Hungary in 2011 because top Hungarian officials honored a writer who was a Nazi sympathizer and "because 'Horthy, who sent 500,000 Jews to Auschwitz in 1944, is becoming a heroic figure again in his country'" (ibid.).

Hungary's forgetfulness of its past participation in the Holocaust is disturbing—as is the rise of outright Holocaust denial around the world. Your Bible reveals that a revival of the ancient Holy Roman Empire is about to emerge, rising from the ashes through the modern European Union. And sadly, we will again see something like the Holocaust in a time the Bible calls the Great Tribulation.

But Jesus Christ will return to destroy the imperial revival along with others who oppose Him and to bring peace and salvation to the world at large. See our free Bible study aid publications The Final Superpower and The Middle East in Bible Prophecy to learn more. (Source: Associated Press.)