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December 12, 2015 10:23 am

Hungarian Jews Protest Planned Statue for WWII Politician Who Drafted Anti-Jewish Laws

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Balint Homan played a role in drafting anti-Jewish laws during World War Two. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Balint Homan played a role in drafting anti-Jewish laws during World War Two. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Hungary’s Jewish community protested against plans to erect a statue to a politician who played a role in drafting anti-Jewish laws during World War Two, saying on Thursday that it would bring back the “dark and menacing shadow of antisemitism.”

The row over a statue to Balint Homan, who served as minister of religion and education twice between 1932 and 1942, broke out as Hungary grapples with its antisemitic past and the role it played in the Holocaust despite a thriving Jewish culture.

Read full story at Reuters.

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  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Reportedly the US Government feigns ‘shock’ at this development. I’m not convinced since most the American government thinks WW2 was in 1967 when the Jews attempted to take over the world or something.

  • twicemodern

    The monument story is probably another scam invented by Hungarians to provide work for their border guards and police force.

    They will be required to guard this monument day and night,a steel cable and a pick up truck would take it down and I ĺl bet you that there is at least one sane Hungarian Jew who will attempt it.

    Europeans should ask themselves on the other hand,if there is anything usefull Hugarians produce ( if they contribute anything at all to the EU?) they could boycott.

    I suggest,
    saving the shoe manufacturers in Hungary so they can mass produce extra shoes required for those Hungarians when the Russians come back as these little Hungarian Neo Nazis will be required to walk to Siberia, where they can keep their fellow Polish trash company.

    Which Europeans would be foolish enough to defend Hungary?

  • shloime

    now that hungary has an elected right-wing government, it’s sad to see them busily undoing the only good thing that the communists did, namely putting down the fascists. by rehabilitating ww2-era nazis, they are clearly showing their ideological colours.

  • According to the Reuters article, it is apparent that current Hungarian leaders were born after the Holocaust. This new generation has no idea of the gravity of honoring a convicted war criminal like, Balint Homan. Unfortunately, the statue of Balint Homan will probably be erected, even though it is morally wrong.

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