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Budapest Honors Holocaust Memory

07/01/2014
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The Jews of Hungary marked a little-known anniversary recently — the start of the Jewish community’s forced relocation into “Yellow-Star Houses” during the Nazis’ wartime occupation.

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Budapest, Still A Hungarian Rhapsody

Despite hard economic times and the cloud of anti-Semitism, the elegant city remains full of delights, Jewish and otherwise.

Special To The Jewish Week
11/20/2013

Budapest is a city of elegance and grandeur, a cultural delight, abounding with museums, theaters and concert halls, magnificent monuments, lyrical bridges, ancient Roman ruins, soothing thermal baths, picturesque parks and superb cuisine. Once two separate towns that merged into one city in 1873, Buda and Pest lie on either side of the River Danube. Each distinct in its own way, the hills of Buda on the right bank and the sprawling avenues of Pest on the left, easily blend their unique flavor that offers the city its exceptional quality.

The exterior of the majestic Great Synagogue on Dohany Street. Linda Tucker

Eight Days Of Chanukah Videos: Day 2

Naomi Less and Glenn Grossman: 8 Nights

Our first annual list of eight best Chanukah videos continues on Day 2 with this 2011 offering from Naomi Less and Glenn Grossman of Brookyn about seeing miracles in the people you love. This video, produced by Andrea Ausztrics features images of social entrepreneurs from the ROI Community around the globe who responded and sent in photos that represent the themes of the song.

ROI (return on investment) Community helped make this video possible.

Borough Park Street To Honor Wallenberg

12/03/2012

A stretch of 13th Avenue in Borough Park will be co-named Raoul Wallenberg Way on Dec. 9th. 

Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat stationed in Budapest who in 1944 saved as many as 100,000 Jews from the Nazis by issuing them documents that afforded them protection from Sweden.

Raoul Wallenberg: Taken by Soviets in 1945 and never seen again.

British Paper Tracks Down Top Nazi In Budapest

07/15/2012

A fugitive Nazi war criminal who helped send 15,700 Jews to their deaths has been tracked down in Budapest by a British tabloid newspaper.

The Sun newspaper on Sunday reported that it had found 97-year-old Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary with the help of information supplied by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Israel.

Hungarians Protest Against Anti-Semitism

06/08/2012

About 120 Hungarians donned paper yellow stars with the word “Jude” (“Jew” in German) written on them and lined up on the bank of the Danube in downtown Budapest to protest recent anti-Semitic and racist incidents in Hungary.

Local media said the demonstration Thursday afternoon was a Flashmob organized on Facebook.

The protesters staged the demonstration outside the building hosting the offices of Members of Parliament.

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