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Yad Vashem chairman slams Hungary’s Orban for ‘mixed race’ comments

Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan (Alex Kolomoisky/Yad Vashem)
Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan (Alex Kolomoisky/Yad Vashem)

Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan strongly criticizes comments made earlier this week by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban saying that Hungarians “do not want to become peoples of mixed race.”

“The statement made by Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban is all too reminiscent of ideologies associated with the horrible atrocities of the Holocaust,” Dayan says in a statement. “The Holocaust teaches us that we must address such expressions swiftly and directly. Yad Vashem calls on the Government of Hungary to honor its declared commitment to genuinely remember the Holocaust and effectively combat antisemitism and racism.”

In remarks in Austria earlier today, Orban claimed his words were misunderstood and that he was speaking from a “cultural, civilizational standpoint.”

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