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  • Survivor gets his Nobel award

    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

  • Nobel winner didn’t choose Jewish identity

    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

  • Man who helped Wallenberg dies

    Per Anger, who helped Raoul Wallenberg save more than 30,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II, died Monday at 88.

  • Hungary to build Holocaust center

    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.

  • Hungarian Jews import matzah

    Hungarian Jewish leaders are importing matzah in an attempt to avoid a shortage that plagued the community last year.

  • Budapest residents reject anti-Semitism

    A commemoration of the liberation of the Budapest Ghetto turned into a demonstration against anti-Semitism in Hungary.

  • Book focuses on Hungarian anti-Semitism

    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…

  • Police: Germans behind 1991 attack in Hungary

    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…

  • Hungarian Jews want to make Holocaust denial illegal

    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…

  • Hungarian Holocaust relatives threaten protests

    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…