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June 18, 2012 3:36 pm

Elie Wiesel Refuses Hungarian Award From Nazi Sympathizers

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Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. Photo: David Shankbone.

Huffington Post – Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel (vee-ZEHL’) says he’s “repudiating” a Hungarian government award he received in 2004 because top officials in Budapest attended a ceremony for a Nazi sympathizer.

That memorial rite weeks ago was offensive to the 83-year-old Holocaust survivor, whose parents were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz by wartime Hungarian officials.

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