Os­car-tipped film sparks hate

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

THE SUC­CESS of Os­car-nom­i­nated Holo­caust film Son of Saul has prompted an an­ti­semitic back­lash from within its coun­try of ori­gin — Hun­gary.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports in the Hun­gar­ian me­dia, ref­er­ences to the film as a “Holo­caust joke”, and “Jewish prop- aganda” have pro­lif­er­ated on so­cial me­dia.

In 2013, when news that the film had re­ceived a grant from the Hun­gar­ian govern­ment, far-right Job­bik MP Elod No­vak said that his party would “put an end to the Holo­caust in­dus­try in film­mak­ing”.

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