A Hungarian ministerial commissioner has been condemned after comparing billionaire George Soros, who is a Holocaust survivor, to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
Szilard Demeter, who is the head of the Petofi Literary Museum in Budapest, wrote in an opinion piece for pro-government outlet Origo that Soros was “the liberal Führer” and that Europe was his “gas chamber,” according to the Associated Press.
“Europe is George Soros’ gas chamber,” Demeter wrote, according to the AP. “Poison gas flows from the capsule of a multicultural, open society, which is deadly to the European way of life.”
Demeter was writing the article, which was published on Saturday, in defense of Hungary and Poland, who are currently in an ongoing dispute with Brussels over the planned European Union €1.8 trillion budget, linked to standards of democracy in member states.
Hungary and Poland are accused of undermining judicial independence and media freedom and under EU investigation. They are threatening to veto the EU budget over provisions that could block payments to countries that do not uphold democratic standards, Politico reported this week. (Read more from “A Hungarian Official Compared Billionaire George Soros To Adolf Hitler” HERE)