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October 26, 2001
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Hungarian Jewish leaders complained to officials in the city of Zalaegerszeg that a former synagogue was used to host a meeting of a far-right political party that Jews accuse of anti-Semitism. The city-owned synagogue was converted long ago into a concert and exhibition hall, but local Jews say it has been “desecrated” in recent years by also hosting far-right gatherings, a New Year’s Eve party and a male striptease contest. A Jewish leader told Hungary’s leading daily newspaper that such events “not only verge on the borders of good taste, but are cynical and humiliating to our community.”

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