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«Dirty Jews, you killed Christ!» Anti-Semitic incident in the centre of Budapest

A group of Jews assaulted in the centre of Budapest, where six men threw at them with cries of «dirty Jews!» and accusations of killing Christ. This incident, reported by the members of local human rights groups Аntiszemitizmus on his page on the social network Facebook, has happened on the street Dobb located in the historic Jewish quarter of the Hungarian capital.

Note that today’s Hungary is one of the most anti-Semitic countries in Europe. The results of a survey conducted by sociologists of the Central European University in Budapest under the direction of Andras Kovacs, indicate that between 15% and 20% of Hungarians adhere to the «extremely anti-Semitic» views. In addition, about one-third of the country’s citizens have prejudices against Jews, while 19% of respondents deny the Holocaust.

Székesfehérvár, one of the largest cities of Hungary, with a population of 100,000 people, plans to create a bronze monument to the Balint Homan, Minister of religious Affairs and education, who was in power from October 1944 to March 1945, when the land was ruled by a Hitler ally Miklos Horthy.

During this period in the Kingdom of Hungary were killed 15.000 citizens, most of them Jews, and 80,000 were deported to the death camps. Nevertheless, for the erection of this monument was funded by the Ministry of justice

András Heisler, President of the Federation of Jewish communities of Hungary and Vice-President of the CENTURY, calls the Company «a symbol of the destruction and the deportation of Hungarian Jews» and «anti-Semite, is not worthy to be immortalized». In 1946, Balint Homan was recognized as a war criminal and sentenced to life imprisonment. He died in 1951 in prison.

«Dirty Jews, you killed Christ!» Anti-Semitic incident in the centre of Budapest 30.12.2015

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