Friday, August 01, 2008
The Magyar Orseg: Neo Nazi Underground
The Hungarian Garda is not the only growing Neo-Nazi movement in Hungary. The Magyar Orseg (free translation: the Hungarian Guard Group) is more openly linked to Hungarian nazi past, to the Arrow Party. They use almost Arrow party uniforms and manners. They are armed and in the semi-clandestinity.
When the Communists took over in 1946-7 in Hungary, they did a bad work in erradicating Hungarian Nazis but co-opted them in government service, even in the police and the army. I see that in retrospective, because the general idea is that the Communist dictatorshp ruthlessly destroyed the Nazi. That was not so, they even favoured the so called kis-nyilas (little nazis) class. The reason was that the Communist Party itself was almost an ethnic Jewish group, and they felt the weakness of their regime, which was barely tolerated by the antisemitic population. In Germany, the Nazi regime demostrably caused a national disaster, and it was largely eliminated by the Occupation, that had no ethnic or psychological inferiority complexes. In Hungary, local nazis went in hibernation and now they are waking up. One of the engines of current Hungarian renewal is the constant harassment that over-the-border ethnic Hungarian minorities are exposed to.