Hungary - Openly Nazi Event Facilitated by Government and Police

Hungary, under Victor Orban - The only European nation where the government and police not only stand by, but facilitate, a pure Nazi Event.

Jewish leaders in Hungary have spoken out against the failure of the government and police to stop the Nazi marches which took place last Saturday in the capital of Budapest, drawing an estimated 2,800 far-right extremists bearing swastikas and other fascist symbols.

Local sources on Hungarian Radio today stated that not only do the Government and police take no action, but their actively assist in the event's preparation.

Former defense minister Avigdor Liberman criticized the Hungarian police for failing to stop the marches, while Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, described the “indifference” of the Hungarian authorities as “shocking.”

The marches, labelled the “Day of Honor” commemorated the defeat of the German army and the armed forces of the fascist Hungarian Arrow Cross regime at the hands of the Soviet Red Army in February 1945 - but with participants honouring the memory of the Nazi and Fascist forces which died in battle.

Rabbi Zoltan Radnoti, chairman of the Mazsihisz Jewish Federation in Hungary, said ...
Jews do not want to see people dressed in Nazi uniforms. The government and police must stop these marches. It is not fitting for Budapest, for Hungary, or for a government which says it wants to protect the Jewish Hungarian community, and which says it has zero-tolerance for antisemitism, but allows these marches.
For the Hungarian Jewish community and for the vast majority of Hungarian citizens, it is frightening that Budapest was a place again for neo-Nazi commemoration and marches.