On behalf of the Hungarian government, Justice Minister Judit Varga placed pebbles, flowers and candles at the Shoes Memorial.
During World War II, sister Matylda Getter undertook to accept every child brought out of the Warsaw ghetto.
Róbert Frölich, the synagogue’s chief rabbi, said the tragedy of the Hungarian Jews did not begin when the first trains departed.
Every year since 2001 the memorial day for victims of the Holocaust in Hungary has been held on 16 April
An "enormously important" step to Catholic-Jewish relations