Hungarian Jewry and the wartime Jewish refugee crisis in Austria- Hungary
arrival, the LordLieutenant
(főispán) of Sáros county, where Bártfa was located, noted that they were
indeed in a state of great privation. Contagious diseases had broken
out among them, including numerous cases of scarlet fever among the
children.12 The military commander assigned by Budapest to Bártfa
immediately arranged for their transport to the interior of the Monarchy.
Equipped with an official policy hewn out of the chaotic improvisations
that characterised the initial refugee arrangements, he divided them into
groups based on wealth: those with means to
Hegarty; John Hume; Dr Don
Keegan, LordLieutenant; Professor Gerry McKenna, Vice-Chancellor;
Professor Jim Allen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; members of the City Council;
distinguished speakers; distinguished guests.
It is a great honour to be here in Derry today. Derry is for all of
us a beacon of hope and an example of the triumph of humanity and
cooperation over division and despair. It is, I feel, the ideal location to
address the challenges facing Ireland, Europe and the world.
I am particularly happy to be in the company of John Hume. He is,
in so many ways, a living