Jews protest prevents unveiling of statue of Gyorgy Donath

A group of around 100 protesters prevented the unveiling of a statue of a Hungarian politician in Budapest on Wednesday, saying he promoted racist views during World War Two.

The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Religious Communities also objected, saying in a statement that Gyorgy Donath’s anti-Semitic views meant he was unworthy of the statue, erected only a few steps away from Budapest’s Holocaust Memorial Center.

Donath, a member of parliament between 1939 and 1944, created a right-wing movement that promoted the exclusion of Jews from important roles in public life.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4770480,00.html

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