People crowded around an antisemitic "Pesti Ujság" newspaper display

People crowded around an antisemitic "Pesti Ujság" newspaper display

Visitors view the exhibition of the Arrow Cross newspaper, Pesti Ujság, at the International Fair in Budapest. The headline reads:  "For a Hungary without Jews." Budapest, Hungary, approximately 1941-1942.  

The Arrow Cross was Hungary's largest fascist political movement after 1935. In the 1939 parliamentary elections it won over 20% of the vote and had more than 250,000 members. Its ideology was ultra-nationalistic and fiercely antisemitic. The Arrow Cross viewed Jews as an "anti-national" "race" that it held responsible for Communism and finance capitalism. The Arrow Cross demanded that Hungary's Jews be "resettled" outside of Europe.  Karoly Marothy (Marothy Karoly in Hungarian) founded the newspaper, Pesti Ujság, and served in the Hungarian parliament as a member of the Arrow Cross Party.


  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum Torteneti Fenykeptar

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