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Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2013

András Schiff: Hungarians must face their Nazi past, not venerate it - A new statue of Admiral Horthy – Hungary's war-time ruler and Hitler's ally – symbolises a refusal to face up to the country's darkest history


Antal Rogán – a spokesman for the governing Fidesz party – is worried about Hungary's negative reputation abroad. He has every reason to be troubled, because the country is responsible for some of the worst news within the European Union. Let's face it, there are no Hitler statues in Germany, and in Austria they are constitutionally forbidden. The same is true of Mussolini in Italy, Pétain in France, Ion Antonescu in Romania or Josef Tiso in Slovakia. None of them is being commemorated and extolled.


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