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November 21, 2002
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A Hungarian politician criticized a decision to make the recent Jewish winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature an honorary citizen of Budapest. Laszlo Zsinka, a member of the far-right Justice and Life Party who sits on the Budapest City Council, told The Associated Press recently that Imre Kertesz did not deserve the designation because Kertesz has consistently criticized his native Hungary for failing to confront its role in the Holocaust.

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