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  • Yad Vashem rejects Hungarian memorial initiative

    3 weeks ago

    Yad Vashem has decided not to participate in a project to build a Nazi occupation museum in Hungary.

    The House of Fates project invited representatives of the Jerusalem-based Holocaust museum and memorial to attend an international meeting of experts to discuss the memorial...

  • On Emil Jacoby’s 90th birthday, a tribute to a life well lived

    November 26, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    In late March 1945, a young Czech Jew hiding in Budapest organized a Passover service for escapees from the Nazis and for those working in the rescue efforts. Most of the people who gathered that day had worked and lived together in hiding. When a stranger appeared, the young Czech...

  • ‘Fiddler’ makes the world richer

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 3, 2013 | 4:42 pm

    On a visit to Budapest earlier this year, my wife and I asked the concierge at our hotel for a restaurant where we could find authentic Hungarian fare.  As we took our seats in the bustling little place he recommended, I was encouraged to see a house band tucked away in the corner,...

  • Budapest to receive $22 million Holocaust memorial center

    September 13, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Budapest will erect a $22 million memorial at a train station from which many Hungarian Jews were deported during the Holocaust.

    Janos Lazar, the Hungarian prime minister’s chief of staff, said the memorial will feature an educational center and will be opened by spring next year...

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  • Survivor: Irene Rosenberg

    By Jane Ulman

    May 15, 2013 | 2:54 pm

    “Mommy, I’ll be right back.” Irene Rosenberg — then Irene Grunfeld — said as she was leaving the apartment of her cousin Mancy Weiss, where she and her mother were staying temporarily. It was a Friday afternoon in May 1944, and Irene, who was almost 22, was stepping out to shop for...

  • Yom HaShoah: An eternal nation, bound together by our faith

    April 8, 2013 | 10:32 am

    A few months after my bar mitzvah, my father disappeared.

    We didn’t know what had happened to him.

    In our apartment in Budapest, there was a couch under the window and I would stand on it day after day looking into the street, watching, waiting for my father to appear.

    In a...

  • On its 10th anniversary, Lauder Business School looking West for new students

    February 26, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    With more than 250 students living, studying or partying on its campus, quiet moments are rare at the Lauder Business School. But when a lull does occur, it reminds managing director Alex Zirkler of this Jewish university’s opening 10 years ago, when it had only seven students, 15...

  • ‘Rescue during the Holocaust’: Honoring courage to resist

    January 23, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    You would not suspect anything out of the ordinary was happening  as the silver-haired interviewee describes his day at the office. But Per Anger and his colleagues in Budapest, Hungary, were on a mission. His self-effacing modesty veils the significance of his role in attempting...

  • Hungarian airline opens low-cost Budapest-Tel Aviv line

    December 17, 2012 | 1:47 pm

    The Hungarian airline Wizz Air started operating low-cost regular flights from Budapest to Tel Aviv.

    The maiden flight took off on Dec. 6 from Budapest with 175 passengers, Wizz Air said in a statement. Fares are available from $70 and can be booked online.

    The first flight...

  • Israeli flag burned in front of Budapest synagogue

    October 24, 2012 | 9:28 am

    An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue reportedly by members of Jobbik, an ultrarightist Hungarian political party.

    Tuesday's incident took place at the Dohany Street Synagogue, in the downtown central part of the Hungarian capital. Jobbik members reportedly...

  • Hungarian radio station praises attack on Jewish leader

    October 8, 2012 | 9:41 am

    A Hungarian nationalist online radio station called the recent assault on a Jewish community leader in Budapest a “response to general Jewish terrorism.”

    “Predictably and unfortunately, the good attackers were captured very quickly,” the news edition of Szent Korona Radio, or...

  • Hungary, Claims Conference exchange harsh words over Holocaust money

    August 29, 2012 | 10:33 am

    The Claims Conference accused Hungary’s government of “depriving” Holocaust survivors through “disgraceful” and “deceitful tactics.”

    The allegations came after Budapest demanded on Monday that the Claims Conference, an organization representing world Jewry in...

  • Israeli soccer team under ‘severe threat’ in Hungary, coach says

    August 16, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    The Israeli national soccer team was warned of a “severe threat” to their safety in Budapest where they played a friendly match against Hungary on Wednesday, Israel’s coach said.

    After returning to Tel Aviv on Thursday, coach Eli Guttman said the Israeli delegation had been warned...

  • Munich 11 remembered at Budapest exhibit opening

    August 14, 2012 | 10:41 am

    One minute of silence was observed in memory of the Munich 11 during the opening of an exhibit at the Hungarian Jewish Museum in Budapest.

    The tribute to the 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972 came spontaneously at the request of an...

  • Wiesenthal Center’s most wanted Nazi located in Budapest by tabloid

    July 17, 2012 | 4:52 pm

    A fugitive Nazi war criminal who helped send 15,700 Jews to their deaths was tracked down in Budapest by a British tabloid newspaper.

    The Sun newspaper on July 15 reported that it had found Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, 97, with the help of information supplied by the Simon Wiesenthal...

  • Police question Budapest rabbi over misuse of information

    June 27, 2012 | 10:20 am

    A whistle-blowing Budapest rabbi was questioned by police for what has been described as the misuse of sensitive private information stemming from a personal conflict within the Jewish community.

    Rabbi Zoltan Radnoti was interrogated June 22 at a local police station, fingerprinted...

  • Budapest Holocaust memorial defaced

    May 25, 2012 | 10:41 am

    A Holocaust Memorial on the banks of the Danube in Budapest was defaced just days after unknown vandals hung pigs’ feet on a statue of Raoul Wallenberg.

    Hungarian media on Friday published a photo of the monument with spray-painted stars of David and the phrases “This is not...

  • Young families bringing new life to Budapest synagogues

    May 2, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Linda Ban is a rebbetzin, but with a mass of curly hair and chunky rings on the fingers of both hands, she hardly fits the stereotype of a Central European rabbi’s wife.

    A mother of two in her mid-30s, Ban is married to Tamas Vero, the 38-year-old spiritual leader of Budapest’s...

  • Matzo Apple Cake in Budapest—Rachel Raj’s Recipe

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    April 16, 2012 | 6:45 am

    I’ve been meaning to link to this piece I did for The Forward’s The Jew & the Carrot blog, about the Budapest Jewish chef and pastry cook Rachel Raj. (I had written about her in the past, in an article about the Budapest Jewish food scene in general.)

    It was a delight to...

  • Pesach dilemmas in Budapest

    April 11, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    Budapest may be the only capital in Europe where a member of Parliament could raise the blood libel accusation against Jews and essentially get away with it.

    The blood libel accuses Jews of murdering Christian children to use their blood to make matzah or carry out other rituals.

    ...
  • Survivor: Liselotte Hanock

    By Jane Ulman

    February 15, 2012 | 6:05 pm

    Liselotte Hanock — née Ortner — was sent by her grandmother to buy food on a cold, rainy November afternoon in 1944. She was wearing only a light raincoat when she left her yellow-star apartment in Budapest — a de facto ghetto, where she lived with her paternal grandparents...

  • Budapest Jewish cemetery being probed for corruption

    December 6, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Police are investigating allegations of corruption relating to fees charged for interment and other funerary arrangements at Budapest’s main Jewish cemetery.

    Witnesses said police late last week conducted a search of the Jewish community’s downtown offices, including the office...

  • Accused Nazi killer charged in Budapest

    February 14, 2011 | 10:34 am

    A former Hungarian military officer was charged with war crimes during World War II by prosecutors in Budapest.

    Sandor Kepiro, 96, was charged Monday for involvement in the murder of some 1,200 Jews, Serbs and Gypsies during a raid by the wartime Hungarian Gendarmerie at Novi Sad in...

  • Budapest court tosses Zuroff libel case

    December 16, 2010 | 1:13 pm

    A Budapest court tossed a libel case against Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff when the 97-year-old plaintiff, Sandor Kepiro, did not appear for the final court date.

    The Central District Court in the Pest district dismissed the case Thursday, having warned Kepiro and his attorney on the...

  • Savoring ‘goulash Judaism’ in the Hungarian capital

    September 16, 2010 | 11:55 am

    I always try to spend at least part of the High Holidays in Budapest, so I can sample some of the spicy mixture that characterizes the Jewish experience in the Hungarian capital.

    As many as 90,000 Jews live in Budapest, the largest Jewish population in any central European city. The...

  • Budapest Chabad stoned during Seder

    March 31, 2010 | 11:19 am

    A Chabad house in Budapest was stoned during a Passover Seder.

    The home of Rabbi Shmuel Raskin was stoned twice during the Seder on Tuesday night, according to Israel Radio. Police came after the first incident, and the second incident reportedly took place after the police left.

    The incident comes amid an election campaign in Hungary some have described as worrisome due to the expected rise of the far-right Jobbik party. No suspects were reported arrested in the attack.

  • Tommywood - A Graham of Rock

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Here's a strange coincidence: Both my doctor and my rabbi share the same leisure pursuit: They are passionate about attending rock concerts. U2, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen -- If they perform, my good doctors of the body and the soul will attend. They both say it's their...

  • Limon’s Company Revives a Classic Dance

    By Susan Josephs

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In 1957, Jose Limon toured Poland with his dance company. In the rubble-strewn cities still reeling from the ravages of World War II, the choreographer contemplated the resilience of people in the aftermath of great tragedy. And when he stood before the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto,...

  • A Sunny Hungarian Rhapsody

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    As winter chill gives way to spring sun, it's not too early to start planning a summer trip to Budapest.

    Budapest, Hungary's capital, straddles the Danube, with historic old Buda on the hill, and Pest with its atmospheric 19th century and Art Nouveau architecture. In recent years,...

  • Budapest in L.A.

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the coming weeks I will spend many dreamy hours inside Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Two blocks east of Western on Wilshire, the landmark building is an imposing and awe-inspiring architectural gem that belongs to that school of temple architecture that says: We Jews are citizens,...

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