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Aaron Kahn
The refusal of the administrative division of the city council of Bucharest to take down a bust of Mircea Vulcanescu, who served as the finance minister in the nation’s pro-Nazi government during World War II, has outraged watchdogs in Romania. The majority of council members chose not to participate in the vote on a resolution...
The following is the introduction given by Adam Kerpel-Fronius: My name is Adam Kerpel-Fronius, I am 47 years old, and I work as a historian at the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the foundation running the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. You probably know USHMM in Washington – our function is similar (the...
Hanukkah kits that were distributed to families in Ukraine In Maidan Square in Kyiv, the traditional Hanukkah lighting took place despite the war with Russia. Mayor Vitali Klitschko decided to continue the tradition to show that light can overcome darkness. Ambassadors from the US, Greece, the UK, and Germany were in attendance to show their...
The missile that recently striked Poland was determined to have originated from Ukrainian air-defenses, not from Russia. In response to this, the UK Russian Embassy’s twitter account posted a cartoon of Volodymyr Zelenskyy writing on a chalkboard in reference to the popular meme from The Simpsons. However, the caricature of Zelensky gave him an abnormally...
  Over the summer, Zsuzsa Hegedus, one of Viktor Orban’s longest-serving advisors, resigned in protest over a speech given by him that was “worthy of Goebbels.”  Even while she doesn’t think that Orbán is racist personally, she said in a message to the Hungarian news site hvg.hu that the remarks he made “turned into an...
A recent survey taken of 600 Jews in Ukraine reveals concerns as Ukraine begins its second winter in its war with Russia. As her nine months into the war in Ukraine approach, the impact on civilians continues to grow, especially as the harsh winter months begin. The survey was taken via online and written questionnaires...
  According to the study results, 24% of Hungarian society is severely and 18% somewhat anti-Semitic, placing it third in terms of anti-Semitism, behind Poland and Greece. The fact that 39% of Hungarian respondents think that Jews secretly coordinate world politics and the economy demonstrates the prevalence of anti-Semitic prejudices. Additionally, more than 25% of...
  Miklos Horthy was a self-proclaimed lifelong anti-Semite, and the Christian nationalist and authoritarian ideology of the state system he enacted reflected personal and deep-seated anti-Semitic prejudices. Shortly after Horthy came to power and years before the Nazis led Germany, Hungary enacted his so-called Numerus-Claus Act of 1920, effectively ending the legal equality of Jews...
The newly refurbished door to the Leo-Frankel synagogue as seen from both inside and outside. The inside now even has a security cable.
  When Nazi Germany handed over power to The Arrow Cross on October 15, Soviet forces occupied Debrecen and Szeged, and fighting continued on the Tisza River. Ferenc Saalasi’s main goal as the leader of the nation was to get Hungary to enter the war, believing that the “secret weapon” Hitler promised would turn the...
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