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December 30, 2015 1:02 pm

Jewish Youths in Budapest Accosted With Shouts of ‘You Killed Jesus’

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The Hungarian parliament building in Budapest. Photo: Wikipedia

The Hungarian parliament building in Budapest. Photo: Wikipedia

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.

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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.

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    If the govt planned to erect a monument to a pro-Nazi leader from WW2, should it be a surprise that ordinary Hungarians shout anti-Semitic abuse at Jewish youth? Aside from Hungary one of the few national groups to glorify pro-Nazi supporters is the PLO which honours the former Grand Mufti who spent the war with Hitler in Berlin, calling on all Muslims to support Hitler.