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        1/22/2014, Shevat 21, 5774

      Hungarian Jews Threaten to Boycott Holocaust Memorial Events

      Jewish leaders in Hungary threatened on Tuesday to boycott official Holocaust memorial events this year, claiming the government was whitewashing the country's role in the deportations of Jews to Nazi camps, AFP reported.

      Last year the government announced a series of events in 2014 to mark the 70th anniversary of the deportations which led to the deaths of around 450,000 Hungarian Jews.

      Local Jewish organizations have complained, however, that they haven't been properly consulted and that some of the events are misguided.