News

08
Jan

This Week a Romanian City Council Voted Against Removing the Bust of a Pro-Nazi Government Official

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...
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24
Dec

How Ukrainian Jews are Celebrating Hanukkah This Year

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...
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19
Dec

Russian Embassy’s Twitter Posts Antisemitic Image

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...
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11
Dec

Orban Advisor Resigns Over Antisemitic Speech

  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...
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07
Dec

IFCJ Responds to Ukrainian Jews’ Concerns of Not Having Heat in the Winter

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...
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11
Nov

The Hungarian Government Sponsored a Study on Antisemitism and Then Rejected the Results When They Disagreed with Them

  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...
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29
Oct

Prime Minister Horthy’s Role in the Holocaust

  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...
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16
Oct

The Arrow Cross

  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...
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11
Apr

Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland Used as Day-Care Center for Ukrainian Jews

  The Jewish organization JRoots is working with the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow to turn it into a day-care center for Jewish refugees for Ukraine. This was done to...
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30
Mar

Russian Opposition Journalist Labeled “Jewish Pig”

Alexei Venediktov is the Jewish editor of the “Echo of Moscow” radio station in Moscow which has now been banned due to its critical covering of the war. This Thursday...
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28
Mar

Holocaust Survivors Arrive from Ukraine to Germany

There were 10,000 holocaust survivors who were living in Ukraine before Putin invaded the country. Many of these people were reminded of the pain and fear they went through when...
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25
Mar

Israel’s Plans to rescue Ukraine’s Jews

This Thursday, the Department of Aliyah and Integration at Ben-Gurion Airport announced that 8,238 immigrants have come to Israel since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with more than...
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23
Mar

Part 2: Antisemitism in Hungary from 1918 to 1945

  The First Jewish Law, submitted on April 8, 1938, limited the percentage of Jews to 20 percent in the free professions, in administrative jobs, and as employees of commercial...
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19
Mar

Celebration of Purim in War-Torn Ukraine

Rabbi Meir Holtzberg is the director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Bila Tserkva, a city 50 miles south of Kyiv. He was outside of the country when Russia first invaded but has...
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16
Mar

Part 1: Antisemitism in Hungary from 1918 to 1945

  About 10,000 soldiers of the “Israeli Faith” died on the battlefield, but traditional anti-Semitism continued to grow after World War I.  Hungarian Jews were accused of obstructing the military,...
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09
Mar

Tiszaeszlár Affair

  Tiszaeszlar (In Hungarian Tiszaeszlár) is a town in northeast Hungary, close to the city of Nyiregyhaza. The city became infamous in reference to a blood libel there that drew...
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08
Mar

Zelensky has Compared Russia’s Invasion to the Nazis

The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has recently compared the Russian invasion of Ukraine to Nazi Germany’s campaign of abuse as he continues to plead for stronger assistance from the West...
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04
Mar

Russia’s Attack on Babyn Yar

This Tuesday, Russia has damaged the Holocaust memorial Babyn Yar in a missile attack. The memorial site is in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, which is being consistently assaulted with missiles. Many...
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09
Feb

Study From Yale and Grinnell College Finds Worst Holocaust Revisionism is in Eastern Europe

In 2019, the Holocaust Revisionist Report, the first-ever assessment of how each member state of the European Union acknowledges its Holocaust history, was published in 2019 on the same day...
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01
Feb

Survey on Experiences and Perceptions of Antisemitism in Hungary

  A report from the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency from 2018 showcases results from a survey for Jewish Hungarians they gave online. The data displays the pervasiveness of antisemitism...
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