On the morning of March 19, as a controversy grew over senior presidential aide Sebastian Gorka, an unidentified individual amended the Wikipedia page of a previously obscure far-right Hungarian organization called the Vitézi Rend, or Order of Vitéz.
The public has the right to ask whether Sebastian Gorka, a man with alarming associations and a checkered academic resume, should be in the White House room when national security issues are debated and decided.
“Of course he was sworn in,” a leader of a Nazi-allied group tells the Forward.
The Forward finds Sebastian Gorka, a close aide to President Trump, had close ties to the Hungarian far-right, and worked with openly racist groups.
To defend it, the White House sent out Deputy Assistant to the President, Sebastian Gorka. He accused those who had attacked the omission of trying “to twist” the statement.
A town on the southeast outskirts of Budapest has reversed a 2012 decision to name its main square after Hungary’s Nazi-allied World War II leader Miklos Horthy.
A new survey of anti-Semitic attitudes in Hungary showed up to 40 percent of respondents accepted some anti-Semitic attitudes.
The Hungarian Jewish community held a memorial event in Budapest to mark the 70th anniversary of the occupation of Hungary by the Nazi-led German Army.
Efforts are underway to prevent Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party from holding a political rally in a former synagogue.
Jewish leaders in Budapest criticized the planned commemoration of victims of Germany’s occupation because it ignored Hungarians’ complicity in the Holocaust.