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Sunday, July 19, 1998 Published at 15:58 GMT 16:58 UK


World: Europe

New synagogue opens in Hungary


The first synagogue to be built in Hungary since the Second World War has been officially opened in a ceremony attended by hundreds of Jewish children from across Central and Eastern Europe.

The synagogue is part of a newly-built community centre at an international Jewish youth summer camp in the town of Szarvas .

The building was financed by the American billionaire, Ronald Lauder, who said he hoped it would help improve understanding of Hungary's one-hundred thousand strong Jewish community, which still had to battle against anti-Semitism.

Hungary had a population of eight-hundred thousand before the Second World War but six-hundred thousand were killed in Nazi camps.

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