Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • Budapest's Castle district is undergoing major building work.

  • Soon.

  • Hungary's ministries are to be relocated to the palace is built according to historical models.

  • Prime Minister Orban wants Castle district to become Hungary's new power center He's already moved his official residence here.

  • The district mayor, Martinez Ali, is appalled.

  • The opposition politician is forced to look on as the government expropriated land owned by the city.

  • This sends a dangerous social message.

  • I don't want us reverting back to how things were in 1944 including architecturally.

  • This was an arbitrary, dictatorial decision by the government that runs counter to society's interests.

  • Many share her concerns.

  • Residents like Thomas Wagner hardly recognize the city anymore.

  • Yeah, hello, Mayor.

  • What brings you here?

  • I wanted to see the new buildings around the castle.

  • I fear there's nothing we can do to stop this.

  • Thomas Wagner has lived here for 26 years.

  • He's worried that he and his neighbors will soon no longer be able to live in the Castle district.

  • Thomas says the government's plans come at a high cost to Hungary in more ways than one.

  • First, they said it would cost €75 million now they've spent 155 million aren't even halfway finished.

  • Hungary's Parliament building is located on the other side of the Danube River.

  • Today, cassette square looks exactly the same as it did in March 1944 replete once again with statues and monuments from the error of my clothes.

  • Haughty who served as regent through most of World War two, Orban's government even reinstalled the Monument of National Martyrs, which was removed after World War two.

  • Historian Christian Anvari reviews archive material of its original unveiling and footage from 2000 and 19, when the reconstructed monument was inaugurated to fury rhetoric by parliamentary speaker Laszlo Kovar.

  • Confidential Ma.

  • We are branded anti European, xenophobic, Islamophobic and homophobic just for cherishing our traditions.

  • Hungary can only win this fight if her enemies understand that their foreign money, godlessness and treasonous ways will never rule hungry again, they are equating the current political opposition to a band of terrorists and traitors.

  • That's puzzling because such parties are governing all over Europe today.

  • Why should hungry be a member of the European Union if its government advocates values at odds with the ones the union represents?

  • The historian cannot understand Orban's nostalgia for the 19 forties.

  • Yeah, he says My clothes hot.

  • He oversaw a dark chapter in the country's history.

  • Hundreds of thousands were deported from Hungary and sent to their deaths.

  • 1944 was a bad year.

  • Thomas Marty agrees.

  • He meets with his neighbor, Janos Marton.

  • Heard you're moving.

  • Why these days?

  • You just don't know what's going to happen.

  • The country is being fleeced.

  • You know.

  • My wife is Jewish.

  • If back then the Jews had known why they were boarding trains, they would have refused.

  • My wife does not want to see anything like that happen ever again.

  • Yeah, no sh multi has decided to leave Budapest and possibly hungry altogether.

  • Just like hundreds of thousands of Hungarian citizens who could no longer bear to watch their country's political transformation in recent years.

Budapest's Castle district is undergoing major building work.

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

B2 hungary castle district thomas budapest government

Hungary: Orban is rebuilding Budapest with a look to the past | Focus on Europe

  • 3 0
    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/28
Video vocabulary