December 10, 2002 10:00am
Imre Kertesz, the Hungarian Holocaust survivor who won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, addressed the Swedish Academy in Stockholm and talked about his belief that his writing reflects a universal perspective on the Holocaust and on dictators
October 17, 2002 9:00am
He is the first Hungarian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, but — as a Jew and a survivor of Auschwitz — Imre Kertesz feels his writing reflects a more universal perspective. Kertesz hopes his prize will inspire Hungarians, both Je
August 27, 2002 9:00am
Per Anger, who helped Raoul Wallenberg save more than 30,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II, died Monday at 88.
March 21, 2002 10:00am
The government has approved the establishment of a public foundation for a Holocaust center to commemorate the 600,000 Hungarian Jews who died during World War II.
March 4, 2002 10:00am
Hungarian Jewish leaders are importing matzah in an attempt to avoid a shortage that plagued the community last year.
January 21, 2002 10:00am
A commemoration of the liberation of the Budapest Ghetto turned into a demonstration against anti-Semitism in Hungary.
October 18, 2001 9:00am
BUDAPEST, Oct. 18 (JTA) — The B’nai B’rith chapter here has published a book documenting recent anti-Semitic discourse in the Hungarian media and other public forums. The book details work carried out throughout 2000 by its Jewish Documentation Center, an office founded in 1999 to monitor and document Hungarian Jewish life. The center’s responsibilities also…
October 11, 2001 9:00am
BUDAPEST, Oct. 11 (JTA) — Rejecting earlier theories, Hungarian security officials now believe that the German Red Army Faction was behind a 1991 bomb attack near Budapest International Airport that targeted Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Confirming Interpol sources, Deputy Col. Zoltan Nagy, head of Interpol’s Hungarian Office, told JTA that “at least…
July 29, 2001 9:00am
BUDAPEST, May 9 (JTA) — Hungary’s justice minister has rejected a request from the Jewish community for a law that would make Holocaust denial illegal. “Such a law would be unconstitutional” in Hungary, Ibolya David told a legislative committee last week. She said she based her decision on “numerous professional opinions,” mainly from officials within…
July 17, 2001 9:00am
BUDAPEST, July 17 (JTA) — The president of the Hungarian Jewish community is threatening to hold demonstrations if compensation payments to the relatives of Hungary’s Holocaust victims are further delayed. Peter Tordai, head of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary, said the group is appealing to Prime Minister Viktor Orban regarding the issue of…
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