Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hungary: "I don't give a shit what happened to you in 1944!"

Danish TV reports from Budapest:

Many Jews they spoke to were not willing to discuss their situation on-camera.  An employee of the Jewish Cultural Center told them that the situation is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for Jews.

Gabriel Kovacs (31), did not mind speaking to the Danish reporters.  They met Kovacs at a protest aginat the government planned Holocaust memorial. The Jewish community says the memorial portrays the Hungarians as victims of the Nazis, and whitewashes the government’s role in the mass murder of Jews.

Accorindg to Kovacs, one of the police officers at the protest hissed at an elderly Jewish man: "I don't give a shit what happened to you in 1944!".

Kovacs says: Increasingly the authorities and ordinary Hungarians disparage us and Romas. We're accused of sitting on the country's currency reserves while the Roma get beaten up by the Jobbik guard and forced to flee the cities. We're turning back to a dark time.

Asked why he wasn't afraid to speak, he answered that he now lives in Canada.

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