Commemorating the pogroms of Hungary of 1919
Commemorating the pogroms of Hungary of 1919
After the collapse of the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919 the “white” Hungarians launched a wave of Antisemitic pogroms. The Jews were blamed for the atrocities of the Communist regime and many Jews were brutally killed by medieval and barbarian methods. It's a forgotten history that most Hungarians are not really proud of. But let's see the background to understand why it was shocking to see pogroms in the 20th century Hungary. Read More...
The Holocaust in my city, in my family And a remarkable experience of an exceptional meeting
The Holocaust in my city, in my family And a remarkable experience of an exceptional meeting
Every Jew has got a story of the Holocaust, but each experience is unique, and we must share them in order to remember our martyrs. Below is a story from my family. And the tragic experience of the Jews of Szeged.
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Reform Judaism, 1848, and the how Reform reacts on the assimilation?
Reform Judaism, 1848, and the how Reform reacts on the assimilation?
There was a strong connection between the 1848’ers and the Reform movement. Great reform rabbis such as David Einhorn, Samuel Holdheim, Abraham Geiger in Germany, and rabbis and leaders like Ignac Einhorn, Michael Heilprin in Hungary who campaigned for the Jews to join the Hungarian revolutionary forces. Among the Hungarian rebels was Adolphus Hubsch an 18 years old lieutenant who later became a distinguished rabbi of Ahavath Chesed in New York Read More...
Jews in the abolitionist movement
Jews in the abolitionist movement
It’s very important to speak about the Jews and the abolitionist movement as the Jews are often accused of being the cause of the slavery. Despite the accusations, in fact the Jews played a very important role in the fight against the slavery both Reform and Orthodox Jews, although the most prominent abolitionists were Reform Jews or were affiliated with progressive Judaism. Read More...
The “holy” sword of the Hungarian Jews
 The “holy” sword of the Hungarian Jews
An evidence for the long Jewish military history in Europe
While I was documenting Jewish military history in Europe and Hungary, I have come across a “lost” treasure that has not received a huge public attention yet. But what treasure is it? It is a 17th century cavalry sabre that almost certainly belonged to a Jew. And that has a huge impact on Jewish history, more concretely can rewrite parts of the Jewish military history in Europe.
This sabre can be found at the Hungarian Jewish Archives and Museum in Budapest and can tell a lot about the 15th and 17th century Jewish history in Europe/Hungary. Read More...

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