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Survivors’ Case Against Hungarians is Dismissed

The AP reported that last Friday, Hungarian Holocaust survivors and heirs of victims who sued Hungary’s national bank and railway in the U.S. had their case dismissed by unanimous decision of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. The court upheld the dismissal of the lawsuits filed in the Northern District of Illinois in 2010. The survivor’s lawyers defended their case by arguing that going through Hungarian courts would be futile, and that Hungary’s judiciary has stonewalled other Holocaust-related cases. Judge David Hamilton, who wrote Friday’s opinion, questioned whether there was proof Hungarian state bodies would obstruct those with Holocaust-related grievances. “The evidence in the record supports understandable concerns about whether plaintiffs can receive a fair hearing in Hungary,” he wrote. “But those concerns remain too speculative to justify taking this case from Hungarian courts.”

 

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