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News and updates about Hungarian Jews

Budapest: Chabad-run university wants to attract more Jewish students

Budapest’s Chabad-run Milton Friedman University eyes a major expansion — with more Jewish students a goal.

Chabad-run university wants to attract more Jewish students

Hungarian Jews decry monument to controversial WWII leader

Hungarian Jewish community leaders slam plaque honoring Miklós Horthy, wartime governor of Hungary who allied with the Nazis.

Hungarian Jews decry monument to controversial WWII leader

Hungarian Pres. tours historic synagogue ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Hungarian President Katalin Novák tours historic Mád Synagogue in presidential visit in honor of the Jewish New Year.

Hungarian Pres. tours historic synagogue ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Making goulash of Viktor Orban

It was the non-Orthodox Mazsihisz that criticized Orban. Not the Orthodox Hungarian Jews, who welcome Orban’s pro--Israel policies. Op-ed.

Making goulash of Viktor Orban

Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert awarded Hungarian order of merit

98-year old Lily Ebert, who speaks about the Holocaust on social media, awarded fourth highest state honor of Hungary.

Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert awarded Hungarian order of merit

'With the noise of the clapper, we suppress the voice of war'

Hungarian Jews celebrate Purim with Ukrainian refugees and demand peace with rattles.

'With the noise of the clapper, we suppress the voice of war'

Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman dies at 75

Ivan Reitman, the Czechoslovak-born Canadian-American producer and director behind many seminal films has passed away.

Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman dies at 75

Spain to tell stories of Hungarian Jews saved by Spanish diplomat

The Spanish gov is looking for family of Hungarian Jews who escaped capture by the Nazis with the aid of a Spanish diplomat for new project.

Spanish project looking for Hungarian Jews saved by diplomat

Hungarian Jewish relics saved from falling into private collection

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives and National Library of Israel purchase seven priceless artifacts to put them online for public access.

Hungarian Jewish relics saved from going to private collector

Germany: Hungarian rabbi appointed first Jewish chaplain since Holocaust

A rabbi from Hungary will be the German army’s first rabbi chaplain since the Holocaust.

Germany: Rabbi appointed first Jewish chaplain since Holocaust

Decades after its destruction in the Holocaust, Hungarian synagogue reopens

Hungarian synagogue reopens as Jewish cultural center 150 years after its founding, decades after Holocaust destruction.

Decades after its destruction, Hungarian synagogue reopens

Hungary: Jewish group threatens to sue for Holocaust restitution funds

Orthodox Jews in Hungary threaten to sue non-Orthodox group for alleged $33 million debt.

Jewish group threatens to sue for Holocaust restitution funds

Israeli officials condemn depiction of Hungarian Jewish leader

Israel asks Hungarian government to condemn anti-Semitic depiction of the head of Hungary’s Jewish federation on cover of prominent weekly.

Israeli officials condemn depiction of Hungarian Jewish leader

Hungarian Jews blast incitement against leader

Hungary's largest Jewish organization blasts pro-government magazine which depicted its leader surrounded by banknotes.

Hungarian Jews blast incitement against leader

Memorial for Hungarian Hitler ally cancelled

Budapest church cancels memorial for Miklos Horthy following outcry from Jewish groups.

Memorial for Hungarian Hitler ally cancelled

Hungarian politician blasted over memorial for Hitler ally

Hungary's Jews condemn senior member of ruling party for participating in memorial for Nazi-allied Miklos Horthy.

Hungarian politician blasted over memorial for Hitler ally

Jewish future to be discussed in Hungary summit

Politicians, Jewish leaders and security experts to gather in Hungary and discuss the question: Is there a future for Jews in Europe?

Jewish future to be discussed in Hungary summit

80% of Hungarian Holocaust victims have been identified

Yad Vashem uncovers over 200,000 new names of Hungarian Holocaust victims.

80% of Hungarian Holocaust victims have been identified

Anti-Semitism is an integral part of European culture.

Anti-Semitism is an integral part of European culture.

Hungarian PM meets Jewish leaders

Prominent Jewish leaders meet PM Viktor Orban and his deputy amid concerns over support for Hitler ally.

Hungarian PM meets Jewish leaders

Nazi-era Jewish remains laid to rest in Hungary

Remains of Jews found in the Danube river buried in Budapest.

Nazi-era Jewish remains laid to rest in Hungary

Holocaust survivors sue Hungary

14 Holocaust survivors sue the Hungarian government and a train company for complicity with the Nazi regime in the US.

Holocaust survivors sue Hungary for mass transport of Jews

Hundreds protest anti-Semitic statue in Hungary

American envoy joins Hungary protest against a planned statue of World War II-era politician who had held anti-Semitic views.

Hundreds protest anti-Semitic statue in Hungarian city

Hungarian Jews Mark 70 Years Since Liberation

Hungarian Jews gather to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of the Budapest ghetto in World War II.

Hungarian Jews Mark 70 Years Since Ghetto Liberation

Hungary Erects Monument Despite Protests

WWII monument detracts from Holocaust, glosses over Hungarian anti-Semitism, demonstrators say.

Hungary Puts Up Controversial Monument Despite Protests

Hungary Remembers Holocaust Amid Protests

Jewish, civil rights groups continue to boycott Holocaust memorial events amidst rising anti-Semitism in the government.

Hungary Remembers Holocaust Amid Boycotts, Protests

Chief Rabbi, Hungarian Pres. Discuss Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi Lau and Minister Ben-Dahan express concerns in Budapest, ask for Hungary to crack down on terror funding.

Chief Rabbi, Hungarian President Discuss Anti-Semitism

Hungary's Jews Mark Anniversary of Nazi Invasion

Hungarian Jews gather at the Grand Synagogue in Budapest, mark 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of the country.

Hungary's Jews Mark 70th Anniversary of Nazi Invasion

Vandals Desecrate Jewish Cemetery in Hungary

Swastikas and "Smelly Jews" spray-painted on tombstones of Jewish cemetery in Tatabanya, Hungary.

Vandals Desecrate Jewish Cemetery in Hungary

Hungary Backpedals on Disputed Holocaust Monument

Budapest responds to Jewish groups' outrage at monument, which allegedly whitewashes its role in the Holocaust.

Hungary Backpedals on Disputed Holocaust Monument

Hungarian Jews Seek Return of Looted Scrolls

Hungarian Jewish leaders talking with Russia over the return of a collection of religious items looted by the Red Army.

Hungarian Jews Seek Return of Scrolls Looted During WWII

'Hungarian Politicians Use Jews to Gain Votes'

Hungarian Chief Rabbi blames politicians, city mayor for anti-Semitic rally held in former synagogue, claims anti-Semitism 'gains votes'.

Rabbi Slams Hungarian Politicians for 'Using Jews' to Gain Votes

Hungarian Amb. Summoned Over Holocaust Denial

New ambassador summoned by Foreign Ministry over Hungary's growing Holocaust whitewashing and anti-Semitism.

Hungarian Amb. Summoned Over Holocaust Denial

Hungarian Jews Pull Out of Holocaust Memorial

Hungary's largest Jewish organization pulls out of Holocaust memorial year, says PM Orban is "ignoring" the sensitivities of survivors.

Hungarian Jews Pull Out of Holocaust Memorial

Hungarian Jews a Boycott of Holocaust Memorials

Jewish leaders in Hungary the government is whitewashing the country's role in the deportation of Jews to Nazi camps.

Hungarian Jews Threaten to Boycott Holocaust Memorial Events

Hungary's Deputy PM: We Turned Our Backs on Jews

Hungary must acknowledge its role during the Holocaust, the country's deputy prime minister says.

Hungary's Deputy PM: We Turned Our Backs on Jews

Budapest Mayor to Review Anti-Semite Street Name

Mayor of Budapest orders a review of a decision to name a street after an "openly anti-Semitic" author.

Budapest Mayor to Review Naming of Street After Anti-Semite