Jewish Leader In Hungary Resigns Over Monument Row

  • 10 Apr 2014 4:00 AM
Jewish Leader In Hungary Resigns Over Monument Row
The chief executive of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) has resigned. The federation’s chairman, András Heisler, told commercial ATV that 79-year-old Gusztáv Zoltai had officially cited too much mental strain in connection with his public role for his decision, but it was as much to do with the planned construction of a monument to commemorate the victims of Hungary’s German occupation.

Heisler said the Holocaust survivor’s resignation sent “a very strong signal” and that Mazsihisz finds the move to go ahead with the construction “inexplicable”.

“Things are not going according to the promise of the prime minister,” Heisler said in reference to Orbán’s suggestion to Mazsihisz in February that the issue should again be discussed after Easter.


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