Post Tagged with: "Far-Right"

The Lukács statue in Budapest – it will be removed

Hungary is removing statue of philosopher György (Georg) Lukács – He was Marxist and Jewish

Removing a statue of a philosopher? You may expect something like this to happen in Nazi Germany in the 1930s but not in Budapest in 2017. A couple of weeks ago the Budapest City Council decided that the statue of György Lukács will be removed from a Budapest park in the 13th district. The renowned philosopher’s statue is currently in […]

by · February 16, 2017 · Culture
Gábor Vona during a visit to Transylvania in October.  Photo: Facebook.

Hungarian far-right leader Gábor Vona accused of homosexual orgies

One of the relatively refreshing aspects of Hungarian politics until recently was that, broadly speaking, the personal lives of politicians were not paraded before the general public, and the public did not seem especially interested in this either. Over the last few years, however, media tied to Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has rejected this unwritten rule, even to the point of […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Politics
Mayor Antal (far left) and US Ambassador Klemm (next to him) are posing with the Szekler Flag.

Exploiting the naiveté of Hans Klemm, the US ambassador to Romania

The U.S. ambassador to Romania, Hans Klemm, recently visited the Romanian town of Sfântu Gheorghe (in Hungarian Sepsiszentgyörgy), which has a majority ethnic-Hungarian population. Mayor Árpád Antal, an ethnic Hungarian himself, asked him to stand behind a flag to make a photo. The flag is the so-called Szekler flag which is controversial in Romania; it is illegal to fly on […]

by · September 22, 2016 · East
Photo: Péter Fávics.

Protest planned after anti-Semitic vandalism in Budapest

On Sunday, we published a piece on how a far-right perpetrator vandalized and desecrated a Hungarian memorial to victims of the Holocaust. Today we are sharing with you the English translation of a statement issued by the Living Memorial Discussion Group and its partners–these are the dedicated activists and volunteers who established and continue to care for the memorial. * […]

by · September 12, 2016 · Antisemitism
Budapest's Living Memorial vandalized late at night on September 9th. Photo: Péter Fávics

Antisemitic attack in Hungary — Holocaust memorial vandalised

The Living Memorial, a grassroots monument in Budapest’s Liberty Square, in memory to the 600,000 victims of the Holocaust in Hungary, was vandalised this weekend, shortly after the neo-Nazi Kuruc.info website published an article threatening to destroy the monument. Photographs displayed at the site were torn and other items of remembrance added to the Living Memorial by survivors and descendants […]

by · September 11, 2016 · Antisemitism
György Budaházy receives a standing ovation in the Budapest Capital Regional Court on Tuesday from Jobbik supporters, right before his sentencing. Photo: Balázs Mohai / MTI.

Hungarian extremist sentenced to 13 years in prison for terrorism

A far-right extremist, whose group sadistically assaulted and nearly killed a media personality, bombed gay clubs in Budapest and attacked the homes of Socialist and liberal politicians using Molotov cocktails, received a 13-year prison sentence on Tuesday in the Budapest Capital Regional Court. Between 2007 and 2009, György Budaházy led a group of far-right terrorists, called the “Arrows of Hungarians” […]

by · August 30, 2016 · Politics
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
Philadelphia Daily cover with Trump - "The New Furor"

Trump, Csurka, Orbán and David Duke

US politics has taken a wild turn with the almost-certain nomination of Donald Trump as presidential candidate of the Republican Party. Few US politicians have endorsed Mr. Trump so far, but he gotten one excited fan, David Duke the far right activist and former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) Grand Wizard. Mr. Duke enthusiastically endorsed Mr. Trump and sees him as […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Politics
Members of Pax Hungarica dress in military fatigues and participate in paramilitary training. This photo, with the faces of members blurred by the Nazi organization, depicts members participating in a Fall 2015 retreat. The photo first appeared on the openly Nazi Kitartás website.

Balázs László and Nazism–How a young Hungarian conservative leader is unapologetic about his connection to extremism

On Tuesday, HFP published a story on the president of the nascent Alliance of Conservative Students (Konzervatív Hallgatók Szövetsége – KHSZ), who happens to also be actively involved in the Nazi Pax Hungarica movement. This is an extremist group, previously called Blood and Honour, which bars all homosexuals, Jews, Roma and non-Caucasians from membership. As the controversy surrounding Balázs László’s […]

by · April 6, 2016 · Politics
Balázs László (left) during the Pax Hungarica event.

Balázs László and where Hungarian Nazis and conservatives meet

Balázs László is currently studying political science at Hungary’s Péter Pázmány Catholic University and he is also the president of the fledgling Alliance of Conservative Students (Konzervatív Hallgatók Szövetsége – KHSZ). The new organization and its leader have been given a surprising amount of national media attention in Hungary, despite having only organized two poorly attended lectures and having a […]

by · April 5, 2016 · Politics