Jewish Youths in Budapest Accosted With Shouts of ‘You Killed Jesus’
Jewish youths in Budapest were subject to verbal antisemitic abuse this week, the EverydayAntisemitism blog posted on its website on Tuesday.
According to the report, six people approached a group of Jewish youths in the Hungarian capital and began hurling antisemitic epithets.
The aggressors screamed “dirty Jews” and “you killed Jesus” before running off.
Despite a short argument that ensued, no physical altercation was reported. According to the blog, no passersby intervened.
Controversy erupted recently in Hungary over plans to erect a national monument in Budapest honoring Bálint Hóman, an eminent historian, who served twice as Hungary’s religion and education minister both before and during WWII. Hóman was a proponent of anti-Jewish laws and a Nazi supporter.
Jewish groups fumed and the US expressed shock over the slated statue. As a result of the outcry, according to local reports, the plan to built the monument was scrapped.