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Hungary - Member of Anti-Semitic Party Learns of His Jewish Roots

Published on: July 1, 2012 10:59 PM
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Hungary - Csanad Szegedi, a leader of Hungary’s notoriously anti-Semitic party Jobbik, found out that he has Jewish roots, reports AFP.

“I learnt not long ago that I had parents of Jewish origins, that’s the big news,” Szegedi told the extreme-right daily Barikad, adding “I’m not saying I wasn’t surprised by this news.”

Since 2009, Szegedi has belonged to Jobbik-Movement for a Better Hungary, a nationalistic political party denoted by scholars and media outlets as anti-Semitic, anti-Roma, homophobic, and neo-fascist. Szegedi garnered copious media attention three years ago for attending the first session of the European Parliament clothed in the Uniform of Jobbik’s banned paramilitary arm, the Hungarian Guard.

The revelation of his Jewish heritage came to Szegedi after finding out that his grandmother, Magoldna Klein, was Jewish. In the blog Narancs Hirado, it was called “impossible” for Szegedi not to have known about his grandmother, who was a Holocaust survivor in addition to being Jewish.

Meanwhile, the news has not brought about a penitent attitude for the politician.”I think that what counts is not to know who is a pure race Hungarian, the important thing is the way one behaves as a Hungarian,” said Szegedi in an interview. “To be Hungarian for me has always been a responsibility towards my country that has nothing to do with racial supremacy.”

 


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 Jul 02, 2012 at 12:15 AM czyrankevic Says:

doesnt he know that hitler would have killed him to

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 12:22 AM joeyfromupstate Says:

Seriously ???" Meanwhile, the news has not brought about a penitent attitude for the politician."

Do u understand that if ur bubby klien hadn't survived the was by animal thinking thugs like urself u wouldn't be here to spew ur hate ????

Shame on u !!! Wake up and smell the coffee ur hated for being a jew so instead of walking with the loosers see and admit ur shame guilt and remorse for even being a part of that skunk of a group and change ur ways before damage is done !!!

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 12:24 AM Chaim Says:

Igen!

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 Jul 01, 2012 at 11:31 PM 5TResident Says:

That guy is toast in that movement.

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 Jul 01, 2012 at 11:55 PM Materetsky Says:

so since that would've made mrs. klein's child named klein as well, this would mean that this man is a jew? since his last name is klein.
oh my goodness, i would not be surprised...

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 08:54 AM ayoyo Says:

Hungarian race?- perhaps , nationality there's no such thing as race it was invented by the Germans.Everybody has mixtures of different stock in their gene pool

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 09:46 AM pinny Says:

a true good anti semite that he is ,should seriously consider hanging himself

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 10:03 AM Anonymous Says:

Reminds me of Madeline Albright.

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 10:16 AM Liepa Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Reminds me of Madeline Albright.

Dumb comparison. Madeline Albright, is no anti-semite.

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 11:31 AM Anonymous Says:

While he is certainly anti-semetic, one idea he brings out is quite interesting. Not sure if I agree 100%, but it is fascinating... it is that he is not a racist- he just wants a country of people who support Hungary. It doesn't matter if you are a "pure race Hungarian" (whatever that means) but that you act like a Hungarian. Same here in America- while keeping halacha, we can still act like an American. We don't want people in this country who are waving flags for different countries (especially if they aren't our allies). Be Americans, support this country.

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 01:32 PM Anonymous Says:

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Liepa Says:

Dumb comparison. Madeline Albright, is no anti-semite.

The only one being dumb here is you. Madeline Albright said viturally the same thing “I’m not saying I wasn’t surprised by this news.”

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 02:25 PM bigwheeel Says:

Reply to #6  
ayoyo Says:

Hungarian race?- perhaps , nationality there's no such thing as race it was invented by the Germans.Everybody has mixtures of different stock in their gene pool

Especially Hungarians. Who have in their gene pool Roman, North European and Sephardi Jewish parts. Yes. There was a large Sephardi Jewish community living in Hungary up to a Century and Half ago, who assimilated into the general population.
This guy, being a fascist, knowingly concealed his Jewish heritage, which was now revealed. He can be as patriotic as he claims. His (former) buddies are going to do justice to him soon. They will practice what he preached to them all the time.

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 02:32 PM bigwheeel Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

While he is certainly anti-semetic, one idea he brings out is quite interesting. Not sure if I agree 100%, but it is fascinating... it is that he is not a racist- he just wants a country of people who support Hungary. It doesn't matter if you are a "pure race Hungarian" (whatever that means) but that you act like a Hungarian. Same here in America- while keeping halacha, we can still act like an American. We don't want people in this country who are waving flags for different countries (especially if they aren't our allies). Be Americans, support this country.

Without calling you any names, (As some others would) I will just say that you lack a fundamental understanding of what Fascism is all about. The party he belongs to (Jobbik-- Meaning Better.) is not about being patriotic, loyal to the country. It is --by definition-- Exclusionary. And it now turns out that he doesn't qualify. By virtue of being Jewish.

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 Jul 02, 2012 at 02:35 PM bigwheeel Says:

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Anonymous Says:

The only one being dumb here is you. Madeline Albright said viturally the same thing “I’m not saying I wasn’t surprised by this news.”

Yes. But Madeleine Albright didn't belong to a party that incites against certain segments of the population.

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