Hungary’s Anti-Semitic Party Leader Finds Out That His Grandparents Are Jewish Holocaust Survivors

One of the leaders of Hungary’s openly anti-Semitic Jobbik Party recently found out that his grandparents were victims of anti-Semitism. Csanad Szegedi has long served in a party that openly refers to Israeli Jews as “lice-infested, dirty murderers.” And though he was raised Presbyterian, he recently discovered that his mother’s parents were Jewish holocaust survivors. A recording that surfaced earlier this year captures Szegedi being told of his Jewish ancestry. His reaction is full of surprise, but then he promptly tries to bribe the person who told him into keeping the information secret. In June, Szegedi acknowledged his ancestry for the first time. He also stepped down from his party, citing his bribery attempts, not his Jewish heritage.