May 1, 2016 3:28pm
BUDAPEST (JTA) — Hungarian police have detained two people in connection with the death of an Israeli citizen, who went missing in the country several days earlier. Ofir Gross, 40, who traveled to Hungary for vacation from his studies in biomedical engineering in Germany, was found dead on Saturday evening. Conflicting news reports say his body…
April 18, 2016 5:25am
BUDAPEST (JTA) — Three Christian bishops were among tens of thousands who took part Sunday in the March of the Living in Hungary, as well as the country’s largest anti-racist rally of the year. “It is a historic moment, when the leaders of the Christian and the Jewish religion are on the same stage together,”…
April 6, 2016 8:15am
BUDAPEST (JTA) — A play about the fate of the late Israeli politician Josef “Tommy” Lapid during the Holocaust in Hungary was the winner of a contest for Hungarian high school students, held in Budapest. Lapid, a Yugoslavian-born Jew of Hungarian descent, who survived WWII in the Budapest ghetto together with his mother, was the…
February 4, 2016 5:17pm
(JTA) — A promenade in Budapest has been named after the late U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to have served in the Congress. The Tom Lantos Promenade, which was inaugurated Monday, is located near the school the late congressman attended in the Hungarian capital during his teenage years. Lantos, who was part…
December 18, 2015 7:53am
The vote in Szekesfehervar follows protests by local and international Jewish groups, as well as by Hungary’s prime minister.
December 14, 2015 1:24pm
A life-size bronze statue of Hungarian politician Balint Homan, who called for the deportation of Jews during World War II, is scheduled to be erected this month.
December 1, 2015 2:58pm
The mayor of Szentgotthard apologized the day after his remarks from two weeks ago were made public, saying the wording was “unfortunate.”
August 31, 2015 2:50pm
The heckling came after Csaba Latorcai defended Maria Petras, who had been scheduled to appear at the festival but was disinvited amid allegations of anti-Semitism.
June 11, 2015 10:22am
At a klezmer concert at the Dohany Street Synagogue, a Hungarian official said his nation “could not achieve what it did in the past centuries without our Jewish brothers.”
March 5, 2015 11:56am
The museum dedicated to the memory of the 150,000 Hungarian Jewish children who died during the Holocaust leaves out the history of Hungarian government involvement in the persecution and murder of the Jews.
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