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Far-right Hungarian politician decries film board funding for Golden Globe winning Holocaust drama

Hungarian far-right politician Előd Novák has claimed that funding from a Hungarian film board for the Golden Globe winning Holocaust drama Son of Saul is evidence that the “Holocaust industry” is flourishing. Many antisemites claim that Jews fabricated or exaggerated the Holocaust so that they could ‘cash in’ on war reparations and other benefits, and they call this the “Holocaust industry”.

Novák posted the comment on Facebook in response to a post by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulating the makers of Son of Saul, who are Hungarian, on winning the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Novák is deputy chairman of Hungary’s Jobbik party, which holds a fifth of the seats in the country’s National Assembly. The party is widely considered to be an antisemitic neo-Nazi nationalist movement.

Son of Saul’s success at the Golden Globes precipitated an outpouring of antisemitism in Hungary.

Source: Fórum az antiszemitizmus ellen

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Hungarian Jewish organisation’s website replaced with pro-Palestinian propaganda

A group claiming to be Algerian hackers hacked a Hungarian Jewish website and added pro-Palestinian messages. The page has been restored now. The Jewish organisation concerned prefers not to be identified.

Source: Fórum az antiszemitizmus ellen

 

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Outpouring of antisemitism in Hungary after Hungarian Holocaust drama wins Golden Globe

Following the award of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film to Hungarian Holocaust drama Son of Saul yesterday, Hungary has witnessed an outpouring of antisemitism.

Hungary’s largest online newspaper, Indexpublished some of the worst examples. It includes a flood of comments denying the Holocaust and also blaming the Hungarian Prime Minister for congratulating the film’s creators, claiming that he is obeying Jewish commands.

The newspaper’s journalists also witnessed antisemitic discourse about the film in public, including people questioning the truth of Holocaust.

Source: Fórum az antiszemitizmus ellen/Index

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Hungarian man sentenced to 400 days in prison or large fine for Facebook “Holohoax” post

The district court in Esztergom, Hungary, has sentenced a man to 400 days in prison or an Ft800,000 (£1,865 or $2,735) fine for denying the Holocaust on social media. He will be taken into custody if he does not pay the fine.

Facebook user “Norbert J”, of Dömös, near Budapest, had posted an interview with rabbi Slomó Köves and beneath it he commented “Holohoax”. He apologised for his behaviour in a letter in which he claimed that he acted in anger after reading an article on the “Holocaust industry”.

The sentence was aggravated by the fact that the man has previous convictions, and the man had reportedly published several other pieces of antisemitic content on his Facebook timeline.

Source: Hungary Today

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Youths shout “Dirty Jews” and “You killed Jesus” at Jewish youths on major Budapest shopping street

Late last night, a group of six people approached a group of Jewish youths on the corner of one of Budapest’s main shopping streets and shouted “Dirty Jews” and “You killed Jesus”. After a short argument, the aggressors left the scene. No passersby intervened.

Source: Fórum az antiszemitizmus ellen

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Swastika carved in the wall of a Jewish institution in Budapest

A swastika has been found carved in the wall of a Jewish institution in Budapest. No further details are known.

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Antisemitic graffiti depicting the Star of David hanging from a gallows found near Budapest scenic viewpoint

Antisemitic graffiti depicting the Star of David hanging from a gallows and equating Israel with the Nazis has been found on the way to a scenic lookout over Budapest on Hármashatárhegy mountain.

Source: Fórum az antiszemitizmus ellen

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Hungarian rapper Mr Busta claims that world is run by twelve Jews on Wall Street

In an interview with Hungarian website 444.hu, rapper “Mr Busta” claimed that the world is governed by twelve Jewish businessmen on Wall Street and that six or seven of the twelve are Hungarian Jews.

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President of Hungarian foundation blames “Zionism” for country’s problems

Following the reversal of a decision to erect a statue to a notorious Hungarian antisemite, the president of the foundation which had tried to erect the statue has written an official letter denouncing “Zionism” as the cause of Hungary’s problems.

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Hungarian government funds statue of antisemitic wartime government minister

It has emerged that the Hungarian government has provided much of the funding for life-size bronze statue honouring Bálint Hóman. Hóman was a key figure in the persecution of Hungarian Jews before and during World War II. He played a significant role in the drafting of anti-Jewish laws adopted in Hungary during the late 1930s, and supported Nazi Germany and the fascist Arrow Cross regime in 1944. Hóman remained unrepentant until his death in 1951.

The Székesfehérvár foundation, which is erecting the statue (with a major contribution from the Hungarian taxpayer), claimed that the statue honours Hóman’s academic achievements, including co-authoring an eight-volume history of Hungary published between 1938 and 1941.

The President of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, has called on Hungary to stop the unveiling.

Source: World Jewish Congress

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Hungarian mayor claims that “Israel and international business” were behind the Paris attacks

The mayor of the Hungarian town of Szentgotthárd has claimed that “Israel and international business” was behind the atrocities committed in Paris earlier this month. Speaking at a Council meeting about proposals to open a refugee camp in the area, Huszár Gábor said that the Paris attacks were orchestrated by Israel and international business circles to influence Europe against Muslims, and that those same circles were out to discredit his Fidesz party.

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Antisemitic jeering heard at Hungarian Academy of Arts assembly

The Hungarian Academy of Arts held its plenary assembly on 5th November in Budapest. During the meeting, an activist disturbed it to protest against the academy’s policy on the distribution of funds. In footage taken during the incident, the audience starts jeering at the activist and a member of the audience clearly says: “He is a filthy Jew as well”.

Source: Origo

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Hungarian shop vandalised with swastikas and crossed-out Stars of David

A shop in Harkány, Hungary, has been vandalised with antisemitic graffiti. Vandals smashed the windows and defaced the shop with neo-Nazi symbols.

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Swastika and unfinished antisemitic graffiti found in Budapest apartment block

A swastika and the German words for “Jews are” have been found written on the wall of a Budapest apartment building. It appears that the vandal was interrupted before the sentence was finished.

Photo: Forum Against Antisemitism

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Budapest Jewish cultural festival posters defaced with “Go to the gas chambers”

Jewish cultural festival posters in Budapest have been defaced with “Go to the gas chambers” and other antisemitic slogans. Every face shown on the posters was marked with a swastika.

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Man reportedly detained after Nazi salute outside Budapest Grand Synagogue

A man has reportedly been detailed by police after executing a Nazi salute and shouting “Sieg Heil” outside the Budapest Great Synagogue.