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Fighting Anti-Semitism in Hungary

Posted on January 12, 2013 by Eva Vadasz

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uncMy uncle, as we call him in Hungarian, Otto, wrote an open letter to the MP of the Hungarian Parliament who called for a list to be drawn up of the Jews in the Parliament. My uncle, who survived Auschwitz and lives in Israel, is from Gyöngyös, Hungary and the name of the anti-Semitic lawmaker has a last name of the town (Márton Gyöngyösi).

The letter was published 2nd January in Népszabadság, the biggest liberal newspaper in Hungary. The issue is making waves in my country, and to some extent here.

Today it was published in the Times of Israel too. Here you can find the link.

About this issue you can find articles here and here.