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Istvan Horkay

István Horkay
István Horkay (b. December 25, 1945 Budapest) is a Hungarian painter
After graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Budapest in 1964, Horkay was invited to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow -Poland, one of the Major Art and Cultural Centers of Eastern Europe, where he received his Master of Fine Arts. He continued his Studies at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1968) and did additional Post graduate work at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. (1971) Horkay studied under the Internationally known Artist and Theater Director Tadeusz Kantor as well as Professors M. Wejman and J. Nowosielski. Palle Nielsen/Danmark/ He received Diplomas in Graphic Arts, Painting, and Film Animation.

Title: RAOUL WALLENBERG, 2013/2014, 62 min

“From April 5, 1944 every Jewish person older than 6 years, irrespective of their gender, is obliged to wear, outside their home, on their left breast area of their outer clothing a 10 cm x 10 cm canary yellow star made of fabric, silk or velvet. The above mentioned sign must be attached with not easily removable stitching.”

“The official paper of April 21 lists new legislations about Jewish assets. The Minister of Commerce and Transport decreed with immediate effect the closure of Jewish shops.”

This was just the beginning of the “final solution”, the moving of Hungarian Jews to ghettos and transporting them to concentration camps in Germany.

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