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Hungarian Jewish Community condemns senior government official for praising Miklos Horthy

The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) accused those who honour Horthy of whitewashing him and his rule.

Holocaust memorial inaugurated in Kiskőrös

Between 1849-1944, the approximately 250-year-old Jewish community in Kiskőrös accounted for 4-5% of the town's population. 422 Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. 

Hungarian Colonel who saved Jews during WWII commemorated

The 125th birth anniversary of Colonel Imre Reviczky, who saved the lives of thousands of Jewish soldiers during WWII, was marked in a commemoration held in Budapest's Fiumei Street Cemetery. 

Hungarian Jewish Community decries plans to erect a memorial to Miklós Horthy in Szeged

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (Mazsihisz) considers the plan to erect a memorial plaque in Szeged to Miklós Horthy unacceptable since he was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Hungarian citizens.

Hip Hop Group expelled from Hungarian music festival for defacing Israeli flag

A Spanish band that performed at a renowned Hungarian international music festival has been banished from participating again after publishing a video of its members defacing an Israeli flag at the event.

András Heisler: “The tragedy of the Holocaust disrupted the development of the Jewish community”

On the 78th anniversary of the deportation of Szombathely's Jews, the Hungarian Jewish Community remembered the Jewish citizens who were deported from the city in July 1944 and perished in Nazi extermination camps. 

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