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Honouring a father’s literary legacy

A lifelong dream has come true for Agnes Walder as her father’s plays – written in Hungary as World War II loomed and hidden from the Nazis – have just been published in America.

Protest over Hungarian honour

Dr Katrina Lantos Swett is returning a state award she received from the Hungarian government to protest the same award being presented to a nationalist journalist described as racist and anti-Semitic.

Survivor suing Hungarian government

SEVEN decades after Melbourne resident Vera Danos was liberated from a German camp, she has joined 13 other Holocaust survivors in a class action against the Hungarian government, seeking court-ordered compensation in the United States.

Tackling hate in Hungary

ON the streets of Budapest, Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) president Danny Lamm had a personal brush with the growing spectre of anti-Semitism in Hungary, when he and other visitors were accosted by thugs. Lamm was attending the World Jewish Congress (WJC) 2013 plenum this month and was walking with other delegates in a central city neighbourhood when the incident occurred.

Team punished for supporters’ anti-Semitism

Hungary’s national soccer team will face sanctions because of anti-Semitic chants by its fans in August, the FIFA soccer association said.

Reunited in love after decades apart

FOUR years ago, 83-year-old Thomas Beck was in Hungary filming a documentary about his life that included a wartime escape from the Nazis, when he made a startling discovery. Beck

Court rejects Zentai extradition

THE near seven year legal battle to see Perth man Charles (Karoly) Zentai extradited to Hungary for his alleged role in the murder of a Jewish man in wartime Budapest has suffered another blow, with the High Court rejecting an appeal from the Commonwealth on Wednesday.

Hungary acquits Sandor Kepiro of war crimes

Ninety-seven-year-old Sandor Kepiro was cleared Monday of war crimes charges stemming from a raid by Hungarian forces in Serbia during World War II, the Associated Press reported.

Hungary honours Cassab

ARTIST Judy Cassab completed a unique treble last week when she was honoured by the Hungarian Government with the highest award bestowed upon a civilian, the Gold Cross of Merit.