After the change of regime in 1989, people voting to
the rightist and the leftist parties became enemies
in the Hungarian society. The Jews had to choose
among the political parties in this surrounding. Some
of them decided to go against the current. They are
the right-wing Jews. They lost their friends, had
arguments with their families, and they took the risk
of the twofold exclusion. The book of Eszter Hajdú
deals with this group and with the political voting
of the entire Hungarian Jewry.
After analysing the peculiarities of the Hungarian
political public life after 1989, the author tackles
the political attitude of the Hungarian Jews from the
emancipation in 1867 on. She speaks about the new
Jewish identity forms, which evolved after the
In the most significant part of the book the author
evaluates the real life stories of rightist Jews.
The book is addressed to those, who are interested in
the Eastern-European societies formed after the
change of regime, in the lives of the Jewry living in
the Diaspora and to those, who are sensitive persons
and are interested in the honest life stories of
people excluded by their societies.