Orban’s „Derailment“ Causes Indignation in Germany

People ♦ Published: May 21, 2013; 17:42 ♦ (Vindobona)

Hungary’s head of government Viktor Orban seems to love the confrontation. However, with the accusation of Germany using Nazi-methods he overstepped the mark in terms of tact.

Orban’s „Derailment“ Causes Indignation in Germany / Picture: © Vindobona.org

Berlin is indignant. The comparison to the Nazi era has caused a storm of protest. Orban claimed that Germany has already – during the National Socialism – sent tanks to Hungary and may not do so ever again, Orban said in a weekly broadcast interview. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle spoke about a “derailment”. Hungary’s right-winged head of government refered to German…