Articles by: Eszter Garai-Édler

In Budapest with me, after roaming the city. The last chestnut puré. February 18, 2011).

My mother’s death and the state of Hungarian health care

She would have turned 81 years old today, on June 20th…If they would have let her. My mother always wanted to be on the go. Even most recently, for three straight weeks, every single day, we were going somewhere. We essentially visited all of Budapest. On the last day, February 11, 2018, when I had to send her home to […]

by · June 20, 2018 · Focus
Remembering the last day of the deportation of rural Hungary’s Jews — Mr. Orbán, was Horthy really an exceptional statesman?

Remembering the last day of the deportation of rural Hungary’s Jews — Mr. Orbán, was Horthy really an exceptional statesman?

July 9, 1944 Seventy-three years ago on this day the transport of Jews of Pécs, Bonyhád and vicinity arrived to Auschwitz and many were immediately murdered. On July 9, 1944 11,140 Hungarian Jewish men, women and children were loaded onto transport wagons and sent to their death. From Monor two trains with 3,065 and 3,079 Jews. From Békásmegyer-Budakalász two trains […]

by · July 9, 2017 · Antisemitism
Old friends: Gábor Vona, leader of the neo-Nazi Jobbik party, lectures Orbán on democracy.

Viktor Orbán and his responsibility for rising antisemitism in Hungary

Quite a political storm is brewing in Hungary, after Ronald S. Lauder of the World Jewish Congress named Hungary Europe’s most anti-Semitic country. Specifically, Mr. Lauder said the following: “The worst offender is Hungary. Because they now have a neo-Nazi party called Jobbik. They had started to put up statues of Admiral Horthy, who was a Nazi.” András Heisler, President of the […]

by · July 19, 2016 · Antisemitism
The Érpatak model. Photo: Film promotional poster / BIDF

An example of ghettoization in the heart of Europe

On Saturday, I watched the screening of the film The Érpatak Model at the Uránia movie theatre, in Budapest. Until now I assumed that Viktor Orbán’s rotten regime can’t come up with anything new for me. Was I ever wrong! The film depicts how in a community of 1,800 residents, a mayor–who appears to be visibly mentally ill–has essentially become the […]

by · September 28, 2015 · Politics