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May 24, 2012 12:11 pm

Budapest: Bloodied Pigs Tied to Statue of Swedish Hero to Jews

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The memorial of Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest, Hungary. Photo: wiki commons.

A statue of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis in Hungary during World War II, was vandalized in Budapest on Tuesday, Army Radio reported.

A group of Conservative rabbis from New York reportedly visited the site and saw five bloody pig legs tied around the statue.

“We must not allow anti-Semitism to raise its ugly head,” said a statement issued Wednesday by Israeli Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar. “We must act determinedly against all incidents of anti-Semitism. We must not make the mistake of taking this lightly. These acts are directly aimed against the Jewish people’s existence.”

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  • Judi

    I am not interested in the response of rabbis!!!!!

    Please advise the response of the Hungarian authorities -and the response of the general Hungarian populace

  • Why is anyone shocked by eastern European antisemitism? It is foundational to its culture just as antisemitism is foundational to Islamic culture. Wake up! For the most part it is a Jew hating world.

  • Sergio HaDaR Tezza

    The Eastern European antisemites suffered too little under the Soviets as a punishment for their murderous antisemitism which lasted centuries.
    Now, with the Soviet watchdog gone, they can go back being OPENLY what they have always been, and they again educate their peoples to the hatred of Jews.
    The Danube was red with Jewish blood at the hands of the Hungarian Arrow Cross, not the Germans!
    A monument to Raul Wallemberg, ZT”L, just reminds them of who they are: IMMACH SHEMAM!

    • frania

      To Sergio,

      The Germans themselves were shocked at how much help they got. In one incident, a german unit came into a town in eastern poland and actually stopped the townspeople from their horrendous murdering of the local jews.