Hungarian Jews, evangelicals protest commemoration of anti-Semitic WWII-era politicians

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Demonstrators protest against the installation of a statue of Gyorgy Donath, a Hungarian wartime politician executed in 1947, prior to the unveiling ceremony is to be held as part of commemorations for the victims of communism, in Budapest, Hungary, 24 February 2016.

Hungarian Jews, evangelicals protest commemoration of anti-Semitic WWII-era politicians


The recent unveiling of a statue honouring Gyorgy Donath, a Holocaust-era lawmaker who is accused of promoting anti-Semitic legislation, stirred so much controversy that officials had no choice but to remove it. Protesters included a loose coalition of Christians, liberal political activists and Hungarian Jews.

As reported by The Times of Israel, Hungary’s Jews have been fighting what one leading rabbi has called “the symbols war” against the government for years over the public venerat...


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