Hungarian Jews urged to leave for Passover

Hungarian Jews were urged to considering leaving during Passover for fear of anti-Semitic attacks. The rise of the far right during recent political upheavals in Hungary prompted local rabbis to post an ad in a Jewish newspaper telling community members to go abroad for the holiday in April.

“We are really afraid of the troubles that will happen on the street during the holiday and think that it is better to leave Budapest or just stay home,” Hungarian Jewish leader Peter Feldmeier told Ma’ariv. “The notice expresses how fed up we are with the strong voices of the Hungarian Nazis and with the anti-Semitic movements in the country, which claim that the Jews are to blame for Hungary’s situation.”