Hungarian Professor Receives Award For Support Of Minorities

Tokics focussed on educating the younger generation to have a deep respect for minorities.

News February 1, 2024

31 January 2023| Budapest, Hungary [Tamás Ócsai]

 

On 17  January 2024, Professor Imre Tokics was awarded the Wallenberg Prize for his outstanding contribution to the well-being of minorities through his work as an Adventist pastor and theological teacher, particularly in the context of the Adventist-Jewish Friendship Service.

During the citation, it was highlighted that Tokics has provided exemplary service as a media personality, engaging with radio and television to provide information and promote understanding. Additionally, he has played a pivotal role as an organiser of numerous conferences, fostering dialogue and cooperation among diverse communities. As a dedicated teacher, he has focused on educating the younger generation, instilling in them a deep respect for minorities.

Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest during World War II. Serving as Sweden’s special envoy, he issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory. Wallenberg’s courageous actions, risking his life to rescue others, made a significant impact during a dark period in history.

Featured Image: The Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest, Hungary, is the largest synagogue in Europe, seating 3,000 people. (David Neal)

Photo: Professor Imre & Maria Tokics (Tamás Ócsai)

 

 

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