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Hungary

Hungarian born artist Dan Reisinger dies at the age of 85

Hungarian-Israeli artist Dan Reisinger passed away at the age of 85. He was the first graphic designer to receive the Israel Prize in 1988.

Hungarian Jews condemn violence on anniversary of 1956 Revolution

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ) has condemned in a statement the disgraceful violence that took place in Budapest on the anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

Hungarian Jews dismayed by statue honouring antisemitic wartime politician

The Federation of Hungarian Jewish communities (MAZSIHISZ) has expressed dismay after a statue honouring Gyula Kornis, who advocated the exclusion of Jews from public life, was unveiled in the city of Vác.

Five men tell Hungarian cantor and wife they belong in gas chambers

Five young men in Hungary told a Jewish community activist on the street that he and his wife they are “filthy Jews” who “belong in the gas chamber,” the alleged victims told police.

Historic Budapest synagogue to re-open

Historic Budapest’s Rumbach synagogue built in 1873 and closed in 1956 is to re-open in 2020.

DNA study reveals 130,000 Hungarians are at least 50 per cent Jewish

A MyHeritage DNA study has revealed that Hungary’s population has the highest percentage of Jewish ancestry outside of Israel. In total, 100 countries were included in the research.

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