NEWS WATCH: Germany Marks Deadly ‘Kristallnacht’ Amid Concerns

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kristalBERLIN, GERMANY (BosNewsLife)-- Germans, including church leaders, have marked the 75th anniversary of deadly attacks against Jewish properties, known as the Kristallnacht, and the 24th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The commemorations, which were also observed in other European cities, come at a time of concern about a new wave of antisemitism in Europe.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Hosts Europe’s Largest Jewish Festival Amid Concerns


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

The_Jewish_Summer_FestivalBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- As many as 100,000 visitors from around the world are expected to attend the 16th Hungarian Jewish Summer Festival in Budapest, Europe's largest cultural event of its kind. The nine-day Festival, which ends September 2 and is supported by churches, comes despite concern over rising antisemitism in the country

Hungary Sentences Three Men Over Anti-Semitic Attacks Amid Wider Concerns


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary
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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A Budapest court handed down prison terms to three men for "insulting" and "harassing" visitors of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in the capital amid worries over rising anti-Semitism in Hungary, officials confirmed Friday, May 10.

Hungary Commemorates Holocaust Hero Wallenberg Amid Controversy

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has commemorated Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat credited with saving the lives of as many as 100,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II, with the opening of a renovated memorial park named after him. The opening of the park comes amid international concerns about rising anti-Semitism in Hungary.

Hungary’s Jewish Festival Tackles Money Hurdles and Hatred (BosNewsLife Feature)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)--  With cash-strapped Hungary surviving on aid from the European Union , less money is available for Europe's largest Jewish festival. But organizers hope the event still draws large crowds to help fight growing anti-Semitism.

 

Budapest Reopens Oldest Synagogue


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- After some 60 years, the oldest synagogue in Hungary's capital Budapest will reopen for the public Wednesday, September 8, just in time for the Jewish New Year. The synagogue was forced to close its doors following the Holocaust, when Hungary became a Communist nation. Israel has described the event as proof of a revival of Jewish culture and religion in the country, despite concerns about anti-Semitism here.

Budapest’s “Oldest Synagogue” Reopens After 60 Years (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- After 60 years, the oldest synagogue in Hungary's capital Budapest will reopen September 5 during a ceremony attended by Israel's government and other leaders, a chief rabbi has told BosNewsLife.