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New Holocaust Museum in Budapest Faces Opposition—From Jews – Tablet Magazine

“Many worry it will be window-dressing for politicians who want to be seen remembering the Shoah but ignore today’s anti-Semitism…”

Excerpt:  “Fidesz, which has a two-thirds majority in parliament, is not overtly anti-Semitic. But the government has angered Jews by doing little to curb a growing cult of memory around Fascist-allied figures such as Adm. Miklós Horthy, the nationalist regent who led Hungary into World War Two as an ally of Nazi Germany. Recent surveys have documented a rise in open anti-Semitism in Hungary, and the extremist Jobbik party, with an openly anti-Semitic and anti-Roma platform, is the third largest party in parliament, holding 43 of 386 seats…”

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