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Holocaust survivors sound alarm over Orban’s ‘race-mixing’ comments

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks to media after casting his ballot, during the National Parliament elections at a polling station in Budapest on April 3, 2022. (FERENC ISZA / AFP)
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks to media after casting his ballot, during the National Parliament elections at a polling station in Budapest on April 3, 2022. (FERENC ISZA / AFP)

Jewish community representatives voice alarm after Hungarian leader Viktor Orban spoke out against creating “peoples of mixed-race.”

In a speech in Romania’s Transylvania region, which has a large Hungarian community, the 59-year-old ultra-conservative prime minister criticized mixing with “non-Europeans.”

Terming Orban’s speech “stupid and dangerous,” the International Auschwitz Committee calls on the EU to continue to distance itself from “Orban’s racist undertones and to make it clear to the world that a Mr. Orban has no future in Europe.”

The speech reminds Holocaust survivors “of the dark times of their own exclusion and persecution,” the organization’s vice president Christoph Heubner says in a statement sent to AFP.

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