The International Committee on Auschwitz said on Tuesday it was “horrified” after the Hungarian prime minister’s comments Viktor Orban In an “unmixed Hungarian race”, he called on the EU to “distance itself from such racial discrimination”.
Survivors recall national leader’s ‘stupid and dangerous’ speechThe Holocaust “A dark time of self-exclusion and persecution,” Christoph Huebner, the organization’s vice president, responded in a statement.
He called on Austrian Chancellor Karl Neuhammer, who is hosting Viktor Orbán for an official visit to Vienna on Thursday, to stand aside.U.E. We need the world to understand that Mr Orbán has no future in Europe, whose values he “knowingly denies”.
In a speech on Saturday in Romanian Transylvania, home to a large Hungarian community, the nationalist leader, known for his anti-immigration policy, strongly reaffirmed his rejection of a “multi-ethnic” society.
“We don’t want to be a mixed race,” he said, mixing with “non-Europeans.”
The words are not new
“Europeans and countries where European peoples live together are no longer nations. These countries are nothing more than collectives of peoples,” launched Viktor Orbán, who had previously made similar comments but without using the term “race”.
On Tuesday, the government, through its spokesman Zoltan Kovacs, defended itself against the “misinterpretation” of the remarks by people who did not clearly understand the difference between a mixture of different ethnic groups in Judeo-Christianity and a mixture of people. Different civilizations.
A clue to the gas chambers
Orban also mentioned gas chambers The Nazi regime By discrediting Brussels’ plan to cut European gas demand by 15%. “Despite German know-how in this area, as the past has shown, I don’t see how they can compel member states to do so,” he quipped.
The Hungarian Jewish community also rose up against this lecture. “Many different species live on our planet. Only one bipedal, working, talking and sometimes thinking species lives on earth: Homo sapiens. This race is one, indivisible,” it read FacebookLe Grand Rabbi Robert Froelich.
In the political class, Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Auraescu deemed such “ideas” “unacceptable”.
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