Budapest, June 16 (MTI) – The Hungarian Academy of Sciences has found that Balint Homan, a culture minister who was involved in drafting anti-Jewish laws in the late 1930s, played a role in deepening racial discrimination.
The academy said in an statement on Thursday that as a politician Homan was responsible for the “ruinous strengthening of authoritarian arrangements” embodied in Hungary’s alliance with Nazi Germany.
Plans late last year to erect a statue of Homan, a historian, in central Hungary were dropped after condemnation both at home and around the world.
Homan was sentenced to life imprisonment by the People’s Court in 1946 for voting to declare war against the Soviet Union in 1941. He died in prison in 1951. Last year, the Budapest Court ordered a retrial in his case, and earlier this year, Homan was acquitted of the charge.
The academy, at the same time, said that Homan was a significant historian whose works had stood the test of time.
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