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Hungary

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.

2,300 Jewish athletes gather in Budapest for European Maccabi Games

Jewish athletes from 42 countries and thousands of spectators gathered in Budapest for the opening of the 15th European Maccabi Games.

Spanish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews honoured in Budapest

Spanish diplomat Ángel Sanz Briz, who saved about 5.500 Jews in Budapest was honoured by the Hungarian Jewish community, on the occasion of the 15th European Maccabi Games.

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