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  • 1 University of Wales, Swansea, School of Social Sciences and International Development (Anthropology and Sociology) Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP U.K.
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To be a Jew in communist Hungary between 1948-1989 was to be a person carrying a stigma. Jewish identity was suppressed in public and in many cases in private. Since the demise of the communist regime Hungarian Jews have begun to proclaim their identity publicly. In short Jews are “coming out”. In this paper I describe the ways in which Jewish identity is expressed and I analyse the factors, both internal and external that have facilitated such expression.

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