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Hungary

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.

European Maccabi games to honour first Jewish Olympic champion

Athletes participating in the European Maccabi Games in Budapest are scheduled to unveil a new commemorative headstone at the grave of the first Jewish Olympic champion, Alfred Hajós.

Antisemitic poet honoured by Hungary

A well-known antisemitic poet received a high public recognition from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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