Hungarian Government’s Holocaust Policies Meet Robust Responses in 2014


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The following links represent a selection only. Sincere gratitude to Professor Michael Shafir for his assistance in tracking relevant media.

See also (older) HUNGARY SECTION

17 August 2014.  Politics.hu: ‘Far-right sympathizers clash with protesters at World War II monument by Zoltán Szécsi.

28 July 2014.  Politics.hu: ‘US warms against rehabilitation of reputation of antisemitic figures’ by MTI.

20 July 2014.  MailOnline: ‘Hungary sets up disputed 1944 memorial’ by Associated Press (AP).

20 July 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘A historical exchange: Mária Schmidt versus Mária M. Kovács’ by Eva Balogh.

13 July 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘Mária Schmidt: Another person who chose the wrong profession’ by Eva Balogh.

12 July 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘Sándor Szakály: Portrait of a historian’ by Eva Balogh.

29 June 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘Undisguised antisemitism of Viktor Orbán’s chief ideologue, the historian Mária Schmidt’ by Eva Balogh.

9 June 2014.  Simon Wiesenthal Center: ‘Wiesenthal Center: Hungarian Supreme Court decision forbidding local media to call Jobbik ‘far right’ political party grants legitimacy to those who least deserve it’.

6 June 2014.  Court rules Jobbik cannot be called “far-right”‘.

1 June 2014.  Jerusalem Post: ‘Jews on the Eastern Front’ [review of Robert Rozett’s Conscripted Slaves] by Efraim Zuroff.

23 May 2014.  Politics.HU: ‘US senators, congressmen ask Orbán to reconsider WW2 occupation monument’ by MTI.

9 May 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘Hungary and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

10 April 2014.  JTA: ‘Hungarian Jewish leader resigns’.

22 March 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘The assault on the historical memory of the Holocaust’ by Randolph L. Braham.

20 March 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘Memorial conference in Washington and Gergely Prőhle, representative of the Hungarian government’.

9 March 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘Paul A. Shapiro’s remarks on The Holocaust in Hungary: Evolution of a Genocide‘.

22 February 2014.  Jerusalem Post: ‘Hungary rewrites history. My 2012 documentary film, “Rewriting History” tracked the emergence of “double genocide,” the rewriting of the history of the Holocaust in Lithuania’ by Danny Ben-Moshe.

9 February 2014.  New York Times: ‘Hungarian Jews threaten boycott of official Holocaust events’ by Reuters.

9 February 2014.  JTA: ‘Hungary’s main Jewish umbrella votes to boycott state Holocaust commemorations’.

8 February 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘The siege of Budapest. Neo-Nazis remember the “breakthrough” of February 11, 1945’.

5 February 2014.  Forward: ‘Hungarian Jews reject state money for Holocaust anniversary events’ by JTA.

2 February 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘An open letter to Mrs. Annette Lantos’ by Mária Vásárhelyi.

2 February 2014.  DefendingHistory.com: ‘Is Tom Lantos’s widow on Hungarian government’s list of “useful foreigners”?’

1 February 2014.  Economist: ‘Statute of limitations: a row about a statue reignites controversy over the Nazi occupation’.

January 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘A monument of self-pity and self-justification’ by István Deák.

27 January 2014New York Times: ‘Holocaust scholar returns top award to Hungary in Protest’ by Dan Bilefsky.

26 January 2014.  Arutz Sheva: ‘“Shocked” Holocaust scholar returns Hungary award. Prof. Randolph L. Braham is handing back a Hungarian state award in protest at the government’s “falsification of history”’.

26 January 2014Hungarian Spectrum: ‘Randolph L. Braham’s open letter’.

26 January 2014.  Guardian: ‘Holocaust survivor and historian returns award to Hungary in protest. Randolph Braham decries attempt to “whitewash” history. Statement coincides with far-eight Hungarian rally in London’ by Associated Press.

26 January 2014.  Forward: ‘Holocaust historian returns Hungarian honor over “whitewashing” of Shoah’ by JTA.

23 January 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘The Orban government’s war on multiple fronts’ [including: ‘Protest of Hungarian historians against the planned German occupation memorial].

22 January 2014.  DefendingHistory.com: ‘Wiesenthal Center blasts Hungarian government’s latest distortion of the Holocaust’.

17 January 2014.  Hungarian Spectrum: ‘Sándor Szakály, the new head of the Veritas Historical Institute, is embarking on rewriting Hungarian history’ by Eva S. Balogh.

10 January 2014.  Tablet: ‘Plan to open another Holocaust museum in Budapest faces criticism — from Jews’ by Ruth Ellen Gruber.

18 December 2013.  International New York Times: ‘Is fascism returning to Europe?’ by Federico Finchelstein and Fabian Bosoer.

 

 

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