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Honoring Nazi Collaborator

A statue for unworthy Horthy is a disgrace.

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Visitor Comments: 11

(11) Anonymous, December 20, 2013 8:12 PM

no excuse is acceptable

It appears some would discount the atrocities committed under Horthy's leadership because he did some good for Hungary, but then Hitler was a romantic to his mistress, Eva Braun and no doubt seen as a gentleman but his associates. he was a mass murderer who disregarded the lives of every Jew on earth. There is no salvation for either Hitler or Horthy.

(10) Andy Gabor, December 20, 2013 3:00 AM

Thank you Rabbi Solomon for the comments

I hope that lots of people will view the comments . Well said and a statue to a murderer of human beings because of their beliefs is a disgrace to a nation.I was born in Hungary but never will go and visit

(9) Aleksandar Veljic, December 19, 2013 9:28 PM

Book About Horthy's crimes

Thank you for this video. I have written a book dedicated to gruesome Horthy's crimes, "Genocide Revealed" (

(8) M J Spaulding, December 19, 2013 6:53 PM

Horrified at what is happening

I was a child during WWII but at the end when I saw the pictures from the concentration camps I was horrified and today the news from Europe and even my own country scare me. I don't understand why but I don't like what I see happening. I must not happen again. BTW I am a Christian.

(7) Jerry E., December 19, 2013 5:13 PM

A Bit Too Rough

I can certainly understand your feelings regarding Horthy, given your background. However, There is a great deal of history to be considered. Horthy felt that he had to throw in with Germany, because of his justifiabled fear of Communist Russia. He was also permitted to annex parts of Czechoslovakia, Roumania, and Yugoslavia, as a reward. As the war began and progressed, Horthy found the alliance to be more and more destructive. He also lost power to his vriulent prime minister, and it was he, and not Horthy that sent the Jews to Auchwitz. In fact, many believe that the number of Jews deported was significantly fewer than it would have been were it not for Horthy. I'm not saying that he was some sort of pristine hero, or even that a statue of him is a good idea, but he was as good as Hungary could have expected in those troubled times.
Your "I have always been an anti-semite" quote is accurate, but out of contest. He had written thie to virulently anti-semitic elements, in an effor to placate them, much as he had to pass some contraining laws to appease Hitler, (whom he came to despise).
When, in 1948, he was summoned to the Nurenberg tribunal, he was pretty much exonerated of any wrong-doing.
It is my opinion, that Horthy did what he could considering the very weak hand he was dealt, and forced to play. Perhaps a statue is a bit much, but he fended off a lot worse elements. And his anti-Jewish laws were far milder than the opportunistic Mussollini's, the latter betraying his copious Jewish supporters. Without them, he never c ould have seized the government in 1922-3.

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