Monday, February 8, 2016

Hungary: Vetern's Day event commemorates Nazi 'heroes'

Via Times of Israel:
The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Friday strongly condemned Hungarian officials for allowing a neo-Nazi event to take place in the city of Szekesfehervar.

A Hungarian flyer for the event scheduled for February 6 showed a Nazi soldier beneath the words “Remember the Heroes!” The event was to feature an SS veteran and neo-Nazis.

The hate speech watchdog organization strongly condemned the event, calling it “another blatant attempt to honor and glorify the perpetrators of the Holocaust.”

“For such an event to be allowed to go forward without any condemnation in the country that is currently chairing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and has a law against Holocaust denial, is an exercise in political and historical hypocrisy,” the Center’s Director of Government Affairs Mark Weitzman charged.
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