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When An Anti-Semitic Hungarian Politician Finds Out He's Jewish

Since the discovery, Csanad Szegedi, one of the founders of Hungary's far-right party, has lost his old friends and found a new way to spend his Saturdays.

Co-founder of the Hungarian Guard Movement Szegedi Csanad
Co-founder of the Hungarian Guard Movement Szegedi Csanad
Boris Kálnoky

BUDAPEST — Csanád Szegedi is a man who means what he says. And until a year ago, what he said was that Jews and Roma were a plague on Hungarian society.

A key figure in the far-right Jobbik party, Szegedi had contributed significantly to its success, even surpassing party leader Gábor Vona in popularity. As a co-founder of the Hungarian Guard Movement, Szegedi was often mentioned in the press as proof that fascism was taking root in Hungary.

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