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Jan 22, 2020

Hungary has zero tolerance for anti-Semitism

The justice minister said Europe’s second largest Jewish community lived in Budapest “in even greater peace and safety than anywhere else in Europe”.

Justice Minister Judit Varga has underscored how the Hungarian government has zero tolerance for anti-Semitism.

Minister Varga headed a Hungarian delegation and laid a wreath at the wall of victims during a 75th anniversary event to mark the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.

The minister addressed a symposium in Krakow which was also attended by Jan Jambon, former Belgian minister of the interior, and Antonio Tajani, former president of the European Parliament.

Minister Varga said that in addition to proclaiming zero tolerance towards anti-Semitism, the Hungarian government included Holocaust denial in the criminal code, introduced a memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust and successfully organized a European Maccabi Games.

The minister said Europe’s second largest Jewish community lived in Budapest “in even greater peace and safety than anywhere else in Europe”.

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