Ethnic Fault Lines in Europe : Voices of Human Rights

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  • Since the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire after World War I, Hungary has had to deal with fascist hate groups. Siding with the Axis powers during World War II legitimized the pogroms against the Roma and Jewish populations during that time. The collapse of the Hungarian communist system in the early 1990s, and the ensuing social and economic instability, has led to the rise of these groups yet again. This episode examines their actions against the Jews and Gypsies of Hungary. Philanthropist George Soros discusses his human rights work in Hungary and throughout Eastern Europe. Also featured are reports on anti-war activists in Belgrade, Serbia; medical relief for Cuba; human rights heroes being honored in Washington, D.C.; and excerpts from films shown at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 14, 2013.
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  • Extreme Hungarian Nationalism (2:59) -- Gypsies in Hungary (1:35) -- Anti-Gypsy Violence (3:10) -- Rise of Hungary's Extreme right (1:30) -- Danger to Hungarian Democracy (1:45) -- Soros on Hungarian Extremism (2:27) -- Soros Promotes Hungarian Democracy (2:27) -- Soros on Open Society (1:26) -- Humanitarian Flotilla to Cuba (1:55) -- Serbia Anti-War Movement (1:21) -- Human Rights Heroes Honored (0:36) -- Human Rights in Film (2:31) -- Additional Resources & Credits: Ethnic Fault Lines in Europe: Voices of Human Rights- Human Rights Television (1:12)
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