Budapest – Hundreds of neo-Nazis from across Europe marched through Budapest on Saturday armed with assault rifles and hand grenades, reports the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Anti-Semitism (JFDA), which also provides a video and photos. The video shows men who chant “Jews out” and are sometimes dressed in SS uniforms.
Right-wing extremists have been gathering for the “Day of Honor” in Budapest on 9th February for several years now. Among the demonstrators should have been German neo-Nazis.
The far-right demonstrators referred to the Battle of Budapest in the winter of 1945. German troops of the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS and the Hungarian Army had tried in February to break a blockade of the Red Army. Several tens of thousands of soldiers died, only a few hundred escaped.
Since 1997 neo-Nazis commemorate this event in Budapest, since 2003 under the leadership of the Hungarian spin-off of the network “Blood and Honor” banned in Germany. The march is possible because it is registered as a “historical show”.