Hungary

Donors pay for jet to fly injured men back to UK

By Sandy Rashty, May 19, 2016

Two strictly Orthodox men who were seriously injured in a car crash in Hungary were due to be flown back to the UK this week.

Yeshiva students Yehuda Roittenbarg and Benjamin Cohen, from Stamford Hill, north London, were said to be in a critical condition after their car crashed into a lorry on Wednesday last week.

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Imre Kertész, Holocaust survivor who won Nobel Prize, dies aged 86

By Josh Jackman, March 31, 2016

Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertész has died aged 86, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

The Hungarian writer, who was sent to the Nazi death camp as a teenager, was made a Nobel laureate in 2002 for works which the foundation said “upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history.”

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We won't leave - that's what the terrorists want

By Josh Jackman, March 23, 2016

Members of Brussels' Jewish community, which has lived under police protection since it was the target of a terror attack in 2014, have spoken of their fear and defiance in the wake of the atrocities in the city on Tuesday.

Yossi Lempkowicz, a senior media adviser for the Europe Israel Press Association, said: "It's a situation I've never seen in Brussels, a crazy situation.

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Hungary drops plan for statue to honour Second World War politician

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

Plans to erect a statue of a former Hungarian minister who drafted antisemitic legislation during the Holocaust have been cancelled after protests.

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We escaped from Hungary, but we paid a price

By Monica Porter, December 3, 2015

Suddenly the world is awash with refugees. And migrants. Great waves of humanity on the move, all seeking asylum. And as always, the movement is from east to west, because only traitors (think Kim Philby and Edward Snowdon) or religious fanatics (i.e. volunteers for jihad) ever flee in the opposite direction.

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Huge Holocaust document cache found in wall cavity

November 26, 2015

The owners of a Budapest apartment have discovered a huge trove of documents relating to the Hungarian Holocaust in a wall cavity.

The 6,300 papers are part of a 1944 census of Budapest's Jews that was carried out to lay the ground for their extermination.

The documents contain a building-by-building record of residents surveyed and whether or not they were Jewish.

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We're just Hungary for success

By Monica Porter, July 16, 2015

Four decades ago I read a snippet in a British newspaper which so impressed me that I cut it out and pasted it into my cherished notebook of thought-provoking quotes. It came from a Professor Andre Brousson, whose claim to distinction has unfortunately been obscured by the passage of time.

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Jobbik is doing a bad makeover job

By Franciska Fabriczki, June 9, 2015

Could extremist party Jobbik be transforming itself into a credible right-wing force?

In April, the Hungarian party won a constituency seat in a by-election — a major breakthrough for a party that has long sought to get a foothold in mainstream politics.

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Review: 'Paddington Pollaky' Private Detective

By Simon Round, May 8, 2015

So ubiquitous have the stories become of Sherlock Holmes and his pipe-smoking, deer-stalker profile, that many tourists visiting London believe that the fictional detective did actually inhabit 221b Baker St.

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Why hate party Jobbik is surging

By Michael Goldfarb, April 8, 2015

Among the most closely examined morbid symptoms of growing European antisemitism is the Hungarian political party Jobbik.

The party's arrival as Hungary's second largest political party has brought it extra scrutiny. And despite much international handwringing, the party's popularity is growing - according to some polls by as much as 50 per cent in the last year.

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