Now this is quite a dramatic story with an incredible twist. One of the leaders of Hungary’s Jobbik Party, which according to the Anti-defamation league says is one of the few political parties that overly campaign about anti-Semitism, has discovered that he himself is a Jew. Like all other members of his party Csanad Szegedi was also notorious for his incendiary comments about Jews.
He accused them of "buying up" the country, railed about the ‘Jewishness’ of the political elite and accused them of desecrating national symbols. But for Szegedi all of this actually came to a screeching halt when a bombshell was dropped on him in 2010. A prisoner confronted him with the evidence that he had Jewish roots.
According to some media sources Szegedi tried to bribe the prisoner to silence him and hush any rumors that may harm his rising political career. But rumors about his origin on the internet reached their apogee and in June Szegedi had to make the ultimate confession.
He acknowledged that his grandparents on his mother’s side are Jewish-making him one also under Jewish law, even though he has never practiced his faith. It was further revealed that his grandmother was an Auschwitz survivor and his grandfather was a veteran of forced labor camps.
Since the uncovering of the scoop Szegedi’s political career is on the brink of collapse. He has denied to be interviewed about the story. However, it is important to mention here that Szegedi has tried to rectify his mistakes committed in ignorance.
Sources reveal that Szagedi met with Rabbi Shlomo Koves and after finding that his grandparents decided to keep their religion a secret from their children and grandchildren decided to pay a visit to Auschwitz.
He apologized for any comments he had made against the Jewish community and also decided to pay his respect to the martyrs of Holocaust.