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Hungarian Jews

My Own Personal Auschwitz

András Simonyi | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
András Simonyi

Very often I look at the pictures of my grandmother Paula. She was warm and loving. I imagine my conversations with her, sitting on her lap. I hear her. Her voice makes me feel strong and indestructible.

Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

The Yellow Star

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion
Marianne Szegedy-Maszak

In the 1920s, when my mother was still a child, the family, like many members of the Hungarian Jewish aristocracy, converted to Christianity, some out of conviction, others out of an eagerness to demonstrate their nationalistic loyalties..

103 Stolen Torah Scrolls Found In Russia By Hungarian Jewish Leaders

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Jewish leaders say they have found 103 Torah scrolls taken from Hungary during the Holocaust in a Russian library...

Hungarian Jews Demand Russia To Return Scrolls Stolen During WWII

Reuters | Michael Winfrey | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

PRAGUE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Hungarian Jews have asked Russia to return scrolls and valuable religious items looted by Nazis and the Red Army in World...

A Letter From Budapest

Steve North | Posted 10.15.2012 | World
Steve North

The AP reports that Hungarian right-wing extremist leader Csanad Szegedi, long known for his viciously anti-Semitic comments, recently acknowledged that he himself is Jewish. The story is reminiscent of this 2007 article that also speaks of the hidden lives of Jews in Hungary.