Hungarian far-right party ‘Jew’ pressured to step down

Written by on August 2, 2012 in Europe, News - No comments

A Member of the European Parliament from the far-right party Jobbik came under pressure to resign this week after a recording posted on a far-right blog suggested that he had tried to hush up his Jewish ancestry for as much as two years.

Csanád Szegedi – who advocates forcing Roma families into internment camps – was revealed last month to be the grandchild of an Auschwitz survivor named Magdolna Klein.

“When Csanád’s maternal Jewish heritage came to light we still called him a comrade and friend, but fewer and fewer people believe the unrealistic claim that he did not know about this earlier,” Jobbik deputy chairman Novák Elõd said in a Tuesday Facebook post.

The Jobbik MEP said the recording is a fake but Elõd dismissed the claim. “If Csanád’s career is more important to him than the fate of the nation, he should resign,” he said.

Read the full story in The Budapest Times

(Photo: European Parliament/flickr.com via The Budapest Times.)

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