The neo-Nazi in Croatia could very well be Hungarian
Rumor had it that two neo-Nazi men were Ukrainian refugees. In fact, it seems that one of them is Hungarian. Trouble is, there are several unrelated threads linking a suspicious man to Hungary. Could such a nightmare really be true? Keep reading below for more details on the case.
Blikk, citing a Dutch fact-checking portal, reports that at least one of the Nazis who were previously spotted on the Croatian coast, tattooed all over his body, may be Hungarian. In early July, a photo of two men wearing Nazi symbols covering their bodies began circulating on Croatian-language social media sites.
Roughly translated, the Twitter caption reads as follows. “NAZI SHIT – It arrived in the inbox, so we can’t guarantee that the photos are from today, but it is certain that they were taken at the beach bar Morski Prasac in Rijeka”
The Nazis pictured were long thought to be Ukrainian citizens, but according to Dutch fact-checking portal DPA, the taller, bald one is a neo-Nazi Hungarian musician who played bass in the band White Storm in 2018. After numerous reports, Croatian police seized the image.
Could this scandalous man be Hungarian?
The site traced the photo to Rijeka, where police said they first visited 10 days earlier. First, a Croatian anti-fascist website “Antifasisticki Vjesnik” said the men were not Ukrainians but Hungarians, but the article notes that the identity of the bearded man on the right has not yet been identified.
The man on the left, with both a SpongeBob SquarePants and a Hitler tattoo, attended an event in 2020, officially billed as a “family and sports day” by far-right Nordic Sun Records, to celebrate the 63rd birthday of Ian Stuart, the British neo-Nazi musician who died in 1993. According to the portal, there were fewer facial tattoos on his face at the time, but he is recognizable by the tear under his right eye and the tattoo on his right arm.
The tall bald man also appears in a 2018 concert recording, playing bass. According to DPA, White Storm is linked to a Hungarian neo-Nazi organization, Blood and Honor Hungary. On July 2, Blood and Honor Hungary announced on their Telegram channel that they were taking part in a commemoration in Croatia.
Source: blikk.hu, dpa-factchecking.com