Budapest (MTI) – Colonel-General Ferenc Koszorus was a soldier who never allowed the faith in the nation to be lost, said Speaker of Parliament Laszlo Kover at the unveiling of the World War hero’s statue in the Buda Castle on Tuesday.

Koszorus “helped make people more humane, Hungarians more Hungarian,” Kover said.

Addressing the ceremony, Defence Minister Csaba Hende said Koszorus was an excellent soldier who proved his abilities at the Don battles, among other places. He protected those who faced deportation in 1944, saving around 250,000-280,000 Jews from yellow-star houses.

Hende said the heroic and exemplary acts of Ferenc Koszorus were denied for decades and “some deny them even today.”

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