Hungary SIG #Hungary *Re: Center for Jewish History #hungary
Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
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With all due respect to Louis and to his extensive culture and knowledge,
IMHO (in my humble opinion) there isn't such a thing as Hungarian Jew. For
that matter, there isn't such a thing like a Czech Jew, a Russian Jew, a
Polish Jew, etc, etc. The simple fact which is being overlooked here is
that in all the countries mentioned, plus many other in Europe, Jews were
considered untermenchen (below humans) and *still* are not accepted as full
Despite being born in Slovakia (Kosice), I consider myself a Brazilian Jew,
because in this country they accepted me as a citizen and I have never been
harassed. But above all, I am a Jewish Jew - a Yid!
If you allow me a suggestion, lets call ourselves "Jews who lived in the
territory of Hungary before 1919" or something similar.
at 06/09/98 - 10:03 -0300, Louis Schonfeld wrote:
In the geographical areas that concern our SIG, Jews residing there prior to 1919 were considered by others and for the most part by themselves to be Hungararian Jews.