Hungarian official retracts op-ed calling George Soros ‘liberal Fuhrer’


(JTA) — A Hungarian official has retracted an op-ed in which he called George Soros “the liberal Fuhrer” who uses Europe as “his gas chamber” and identified Poland and Hungary as “the new Jews.”

After the op-ed was published Saturday on Origo, a Hungarian news site owned by allies of Prime Minister Victor Orban, Jewish groups from across the globe condemned Szilard Demeter, one of Hungary’s 32 “ministerial commissioners” and the director of a literary museum.

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