By Andras Gergely

BUDAPEST, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Resurgent anti-Semitism may be turning into a fad amongst young people as the Holocaust fades from memory, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) said on Monday.

The WJC is worried about groups like the “Hungarian Guard”, who wear black uniforms and insignia reminiscent of the Nazi era, and other far-right movements active in Germany and eastern European states like Poland and Serbia.

“What is creating an environment in which 16 or 17-year-olds are suddenly becoming interested again in neo-Nazism and fascism?,” WJC Secretary-General Michael Schneider said after meeting Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany.