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Vona’s Jobbik party has a consistent record of Holocaust denial

Home Secretary Theresa May was guest of honour at the Board of Deputies of British Jews annual dinner last November, telling those present that the coalition government would “not tolerate anti-semitism in any form.”

She has the opportunity to make good on that pledge today by slapping a ban on Hungarian fascist leader Gabor Vona’s planned visit to Britain this weekend.

Vona’s Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary) party has a consistent record of Holocaust denial and hatred towards Jews and Roma who were the principal targets of nazi genocide.

A Budapest government ban on Jobbik’s Hungarian Guard movement paramilitary wing was confirmed in December by the European Court of Human Rights, ruling that its marches were intended to induce fear and lay the basis for an “essentially racist” legal order.

The ECHR also highlighted the Hungarian judgement that “the movement’s activities and manifestations were based on racial conflict between Hungarian majority and Roma minority,” which reflects fascist involvement in several murders of Roma.

However, despite ordering disbandment of the Hungarian Guard, the conservative government in Budapest has been half-hearted at best in its efforts to counter anti-semitism.

Hungarian Jews have threatened to boycott the official Holocaust memorial events this weekend in protest at its trivialisation by the Veritas historical institute, set up by the government in November.

Jewish umbrella body Mazsihisz demanded the removal of its director Sandor Szakaly, who recently referred to the 1941 removal of 18,000 Jewish refugees to the Kamenets-Podolsk death camp in Ukraine as “a police action against aliens.”

Jobbik leaders have been able to get away with calls for a special police force to deal with “Gypsy crime” and protests against the World Jewish Congress being held in Budapest, dubbing the delegates “Israeli conquerors” who should “look for another country in the world because Hungary is not for sale.”

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What is ‘Holocaust Denial’? – IHR

What is ‘Holocaust Denial’?

By Barbara Kulaszka

In recent years, considerable attention has been devoted to the supposed danger of “Holocaust denial.” Politicians, newspapers and television warn about the growing influence of those who reject the Holocaust story that some six million European Jews were systematically exterminated during the Second World War, most of them in gas chambers.

In several countries, including Israel, France, Germany and Austria, “Holocaust denial” is against the law, and “deniers” have been punished with stiff fines and prison sentences. Some Jewish community leaders have called for similar measures in North America. In Canada, David Matas, Senior Counsel for the “League for Human Rights” of the Zionist B’nai B’rith organization, says: [1]

“The Holocaust was the murder of six million Jews, including two million children. Holocaust denial is a second murder of those same six million. First their lives were extinguished; then their deaths. A person who denies the Holocaust becomes part of the crime of the Holocaust itself.”

Often overlooked in this controversy is the crucial question: Just what constitutes “Holocaust denial”?

Six Million?

Should someone be considered a “Holocaust denier” because he does not believe – as Matas and many others insist – that six million Jews were killed during World War II? This figure was cited by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in 1945-1946. It found that “the policy pursued [by the German government] resulted in the killing of six million Jews, of which four million were killed in the extermination institutions.” [2]

Yet if that is so, then several of the most prominent Holocaust historians could be regarded as “deniers.” Professor Raul Hilberg, author of the standard reference work, The Destruction of the European Jews, does not accept that six million Jews died. He puts the total of deaths (from all causes) at 5.1 million. Gerald Reitlinger, author of The Final Solution, likewise did not accept the six million figure. He estimated the figure of Jewish wartime dead might be as high as 4.6 million, but admitted that this was conjectural due to a lack of reliable information.

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Morning Star :: Keep fascist Vona out

Coalition asked to ban Hungarian Jobbik party chief from London rather than put up with racist message of hatred

Home Secretary Theresa May faced mounting pressure yesterday to stop Hungarian fascist leader Gabor Vona peddling his ideology of hate on the streets of London.

Mr Vona – head of the far-right Jobbik Party and founder of the outlawed paramilitary Hungarian Guard Movement – plans to descend on Holborn, London, on Sunday, the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Jobbik says he is visiting to hold a “meeting” with Hungarian expatriates and has denied reports that he plans to meet representatives of Greek neo-nazi outfit Golden Dawn or the British National Party.

Labour London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore has asked Ms May to issue an exclusion order to keep the fascist out.

“Our Jewish and Roma communities in London, for whom Jobbik reserves special hate, need defending against its filthy ideas,” Mr Dismore said. “All our residents need protection from the undesirable audience of far-right activists he is likely to attract.”

Jobbik has a history of Holocaust denial and the Hungarian Guard Movement has been blamed by police in the country for multiple murders of Roma people.

In his new year message at the start of this month Mr Vona called for “drastic, draconian” measures against Hungary’s Roma community, demanding “the criminalisation of the Gypsies” and saying a Jobbik government would introduce the death penalty and “chemical castration.”

Anti-fascist campaign group Hope Not Hate called on the Home Secretary to heed Mr Dismore’s request for a ban on the visit.

“Jobbik is a violently anti-semitic, anti-Roma party whose followers have been involved in intimidation, violence and murder,” spokesman Matthew Collins told the Star.

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Romania Premier Traian Basescu Battles Holocaust Denial With Mixed Results

Many Believe Only Nazis Persecuted Jews

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Published January 21, 2014.

Bucharest (JTA) Touring the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005, Romanian President Traian Basescu was unprepared to confront some painful truths.

Facing a photograph showing pro-Nazi Romanian troops offloading their Jewish countrymen from cargo trains, Basescu was shocked and saddened. For decades, his countrys educational system had obscured the truth of Romanian complicity in the deaths of their Jewish countrymen.

Now here he was in Washington seeing hard evidence to the contrary.

For over 50 years of communism, we have been taught that Romania did not do that, that this was not real, that we were not involved in the Holocaust, Basescu told JTA in an interview at the presidential palace Friday ahead of a three-day visit to Israel. Yet there I was, facing reality.

A former senior official in the merchant marine under the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Basescu, 62, wrapped up his three-day visit to Israel on Tuesday. In the region he met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

But it was the visit to Washington nine years ago that convinced Basescu to ramp up Holocaust commemoration efforts. Under his leadership, Romania has owned up to its Holocaust record more directly than ever progress that has facilitated its integration into the European Union and helped forge lucrative ties with Israel.

The same year as his visit, Romania set up the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of Holocaust. Since the institutes establishment, more than 100 schools have launched Holocaust education programs, several national monuments have been erected, an official memorial day was designated and laws were passed on restituting lost Jewish property.

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Romanian President Traian Basescu, left, and Israeli President Shimon Peres reviewing an honor guard in Jerusalem, Jan. 20, 2014. (Flash90)

BUCHAREST, Romania (JTA) Touring the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005, Romanian President Traian Basescu was unprepared to confront some painful truths.

Facing a photograph showing pro-Nazi Romanian troops offloading their Jewish countrymen from cargo trains, Basescu was shocked and saddened. For decades, his countrys educational system had obscured the truth of Romanian complicity in the deaths of their Jewish countrymen.

Now here he was in Washington seeing hard evidence to the contrary.

For over 50 years of communism, we have been taught that Romania did not do that, that this was not real, that we were not involved in the Holocaust, Basescu told JTA in an interview at the presidential palace Friday ahead of a three-day visit to Israel. Yet there I was, facing reality.

A former senior official in the merchant marine under the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Basescu, 62, wrapped up his three-day visit to Israel on Tuesday. In the region he met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

But it was the visit to Washington nine years ago that convinced Basescu to ramp up Holocaust commemoration efforts. Under his leadership, Romania has owned up to its Holocaust record more directly than ever progress that has facilitated its integration into the European Union and helped forge lucrative ties with Israel.

The same year as his visit, Romania set up the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of Holocaust. Since the institutes establishment, more than 100 schools have launched Holocaust education programs, several national monuments have been erected, an official memorial day was designated and laws were passed on restituting lost Jewish property.

Yet failures in the restitution of property and persistent Holocaust denial even in academia and government have tarnished the countrys reputation and threaten to eclipse the efforts by Romania to correct the effects of Ceausescus denial policy.

Most Romanians believe the Holocaust happened, but many still think Romanians did not perpetrate it, Liviu Rotman, a historian at the University of Bucharest, told JTA. To them it was the Hungarians or the Germans, but never Romanians, despite a wealth of evidence.

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Morning Star :: Theresa May should take a stand

Vona’s Jobbik party has a consistent record of Holocaust denial Home Secretary Theresa May was guest of honour at the Board of Deputies of British Jews annual dinner last November, telling those present that the coalition government would “not tolerate anti-semitism in any form.” She has the opportunity to make good on that pledge today by slapping a ban on Hungarian fascist leader Gabor Vona’s planned visit to Britain this weekend. Vona’s Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary) party has a consistent record of Holocaust denial and hatred towards Jews and Roma who were the principal targets of nazi genocide. A Budapest government ban on Jobbik’s Hungarian Guard movement paramilitary wing was confirmed in December by the European Court of Human Rights, ruling that its marches were intended to induce fear and lay the basis for an “essentially racist” legal order. The ECHR also highlighted the Hungarian judgement that “the movement’s activities and manifestations were based on racial conflict between Hungarian majority and Roma minority,” which reflects fascist involvement in several murders of Roma. However, despite ordering disbandment of the Hungarian Guard, the conservative government in Budapest has been half-hearted at best in its efforts to counter anti-semitism. Hungarian Jews have threatened to boycott the official Holocaust memorial events this weekend in protest at its trivialisation by the Veritas historical institute, set up by the government in November. Jewish umbrella body Mazsihisz demanded the removal of its director Sandor Szakaly, who recently referred to the 1941 removal of 18,000 Jewish refugees to the Kamenets-Podolsk death camp in Ukraine as “a police action against aliens.” Jobbik leaders have been able to get away with calls for a special police force to deal with “Gypsy crime” and protests against the World Jewish Congress being held in Budapest, dubbing the delegates “Israeli conquerors” who should “look for another country in the world because Hungary is not for sale.”

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What is ‘Holocaust Denial’? – IHR

What is ‘Holocaust Denial’? By Barbara Kulaszka In recent years, considerable attention has been devoted to the supposed danger of “Holocaust denial.” Politicians, newspapers and television warn about the growing influence of those who reject the Holocaust story that some six million European Jews were systematically exterminated during the Second World War, most of them in gas chambers. In several countries, including Israel, France, Germany and Austria, “Holocaust denial” is against the law, and “deniers” have been punished with stiff fines and prison sentences. Some Jewish community leaders have called for similar measures in North America. In Canada, David Matas, Senior Counsel for the “League for Human Rights” of the Zionist B’nai B’rith organization, says: [1] “The Holocaust was the murder of six million Jews, including two million children. Holocaust denial is a second murder of those same six million. First their lives were extinguished; then their deaths. A person who denies the Holocaust becomes part of the crime of the Holocaust itself.” Often overlooked in this controversy is the crucial question: Just what constitutes “Holocaust denial”? Six Million? Should someone be considered a “Holocaust denier” because he does not believe – as Matas and many others insist – that six million Jews were killed during World War II? This figure was cited by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in 1945-1946. It found that “the policy pursued [by the German government] resulted in the killing of six million Jews, of which four million were killed in the extermination institutions.” [2] Yet if that is so, then several of the most prominent Holocaust historians could be regarded as “deniers.” Professor Raul Hilberg, author of the standard reference work, The Destruction of the European Jews, does not accept that six million Jews died. He puts the total of deaths (from all causes) at 5.1 million. Gerald Reitlinger, author of The Final Solution, likewise did not accept the six million figure. He estimated the figure of Jewish wartime dead might be as high as 4.6 million, but admitted that this was conjectural due to a lack of reliable information. Human Soap?

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Coalition asked to ban Hungarian Jobbik party chief from London rather than put up with racist message of hatred Home Secretary Theresa May faced mounting pressure yesterday to stop Hungarian fascist leader Gabor Vona peddling his ideology of hate on the streets of London. Mr Vona – head of the far-right Jobbik Party and founder of the outlawed paramilitary Hungarian Guard Movement – plans to descend on Holborn, London, on Sunday, the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day. Jobbik says he is visiting to hold a “meeting” with Hungarian expatriates and has denied reports that he plans to meet representatives of Greek neo-nazi outfit Golden Dawn or the British National Party. Labour London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore has asked Ms May to issue an exclusion order to keep the fascist out. “Our Jewish and Roma communities in London, for whom Jobbik reserves special hate, need defending against its filthy ideas,” Mr Dismore said. “All our residents need protection from the undesirable audience of far-right activists he is likely to attract.” Jobbik has a history of Holocaust denial and the Hungarian Guard Movement has been blamed by police in the country for multiple murders of Roma people. In his new year message at the start of this month Mr Vona called for “drastic, draconian” measures against Hungary’s Roma community, demanding “the criminalisation of the Gypsies” and saying a Jobbik government would introduce the death penalty and “chemical castration.” Anti-fascist campaign group Hope Not Hate called on the Home Secretary to heed Mr Dismore’s request for a ban on the visit. “Jobbik is a violently anti-semitic, anti-Roma party whose followers have been involved in intimidation, violence and murder,” spokesman Matthew Collins told the Star.

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Romania Premier Traian Basescu Battles Holocaust Denial With Mixed Results

Many Believe Only Nazis Persecuted Jews getty images Published January 21, 2014. Bucharest (JTA) Touring the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005, Romanian President Traian Basescu was unprepared to confront some painful truths. Facing a photograph showing pro-Nazi Romanian troops offloading their Jewish countrymen from cargo trains, Basescu was shocked and saddened. For decades, his countrys educational system had obscured the truth of Romanian complicity in the deaths of their Jewish countrymen. Now here he was in Washington seeing hard evidence to the contrary. For over 50 years of communism, we have been taught that Romania did not do that, that this was not real, that we were not involved in the Holocaust, Basescu told JTA in an interview at the presidential palace Friday ahead of a three-day visit to Israel. Yet there I was, facing reality. A former senior official in the merchant marine under the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Basescu, 62, wrapped up his three-day visit to Israel on Tuesday. In the region he met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. But it was the visit to Washington nine years ago that convinced Basescu to ramp up Holocaust commemoration efforts. Under his leadership, Romania has owned up to its Holocaust record more directly than ever progress that has facilitated its integration into the European Union and helped forge lucrative ties with Israel. The same year as his visit, Romania set up the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of Holocaust. Since the institutes establishment, more than 100 schools have launched Holocaust education programs, several national monuments have been erected, an official memorial day was designated and laws were passed on restituting lost Jewish property.

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Romanian President Traian Basescu, left, and Israeli President Shimon Peres reviewing an honor guard in Jerusalem, Jan. 20, 2014. (Flash90) BUCHAREST, Romania (JTA) Touring the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005, Romanian President Traian Basescu was unprepared to confront some painful truths. Facing a photograph showing pro-Nazi Romanian troops offloading their Jewish countrymen from cargo trains, Basescu was shocked and saddened. For decades, his countrys educational system had obscured the truth of Romanian complicity in the deaths of their Jewish countrymen. Now here he was in Washington seeing hard evidence to the contrary. For over 50 years of communism, we have been taught that Romania did not do that, that this was not real, that we were not involved in the Holocaust, Basescu told JTA in an interview at the presidential palace Friday ahead of a three-day visit to Israel. Yet there I was, facing reality. A former senior official in the merchant marine under the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Basescu, 62, wrapped up his three-day visit to Israel on Tuesday. In the region he met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. But it was the visit to Washington nine years ago that convinced Basescu to ramp up Holocaust commemoration efforts. Under his leadership, Romania has owned up to its Holocaust record more directly than ever progress that has facilitated its integration into the European Union and helped forge lucrative ties with Israel. The same year as his visit, Romania set up the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of Holocaust. Since the institutes establishment, more than 100 schools have launched Holocaust education programs, several national monuments have been erected, an official memorial day was designated and laws were passed on restituting lost Jewish property. Yet failures in the restitution of property and persistent Holocaust denial even in academia and government have tarnished the countrys reputation and threaten to eclipse the efforts by Romania to correct the effects of Ceausescus denial policy. Most Romanians believe the Holocaust happened, but many still think Romanians did not perpetrate it, Liviu Rotman, a historian at the University of Bucharest, told JTA. To them it was the Hungarians or the Germans, but never Romanians, despite a wealth of evidence.

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