In defence of a maligned state

By Monica Porter, September 30, 2012

Hungary, the country of my birth, gets a fairly bad press in the antisemitism stakes. Naturally, the recent rise of the ultra-nationalist Jobbik Party - blatantly no friend to Jews or Gypsies - hasn't helped.


Hungary in £5m row with Claims Conference

By Ruth Ellen Gruber, September 6, 2012

Hungary and the Claims Conference traded barbs last week after the country demanded the return of more than £5 million it had handed over for Hungarian Holocaust survivors living abroad.


Debrecen, Hungary’s historic second city

By Lucy Daltroff, August 28, 2012

The plane landed, the orchestra started playing and the locals got out of their cars and clapped.

That is when I realised the real significance of being on the first flight from Luton to Debrecen, Hungary’s second city.


Antisemitic chants at football game in Budapest

August 21, 2012

Hungarian authorities addressed the behaviour of fans who chanted antisemitic slogans during a football game between Hungary and Israel last Wednesday, 15 August.

Hungarian fans chanted “Stinking Jews” and “Heil Benito Mussolini,” turned their backs during Hatikva and waved Palestinian and Iranian flags throughout the match in Budapest.


Far-right Hungarian party sacks member with Jewish ancestry

By Martin Mevius, August 2, 2012

Jobbik, a far-right Hungarian party, has ordered one of its MEPs, Csanád Szegedi, to step down following revelations about his Jewish ancestry.

In June, the Jobbik MEP told ultra-right wing magazine Barikád he had “just discovered” his Jewish roots. Mr Szegedi said he had learned that his grandmother, Magdolna Klein, was an Auschwitz survivor.


Reward offered for details of anti-Nazi demo

By Jamie Michaels, July 23, 2012

A far-right website in Hungary is offering money for information about protesters who called for the arrest of a suspected war criminal. proposed to pay 100,000 forints (£270) to anyone who provided information on a demonstration led by the European Union of Jewish Students outside the house of former Nazi police commander, Ladislaus Csizsik-Csataray, in Budapest last week.


"Most wanted" Nazi war criminal arrested in Hungary

By Jamie Michaels, July 19, 2012

The world’s most wanted Nazi war criminal has been arrested in Hungary.Prosecutors in the country said Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, 97, was arrested in Budapest and charged with war crimes early on Wednesday.


Most wanted Nazi charged in Hungary

By Jennifer Lipman, July 18, 2012

The world's most wanted Nazi war criminal has been arrested in Hungary.

Prosecutors in the country said Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, 97, was charged with war crimes early this morning.


MEP of antisemitic Hungarian party discovers he is Jewish

By Ruth Ellen Gruber, July 5, 2012

Hungary’s Jews revelled in the ironic news that a leader of the country’s notoriously antisemitic, anti-Roma Jobbik party is technically Jewish — and the grandson of an Auschwitz survivor.