The ascendance of authoritarian and racist parties in Europe are a visceral threat to those whose families survived the pogroms of the past.
The country's outgoing defense minister said he hopes his successor will continue the policy.
'The public discourse on the migrant issue has crossed the line into hate speech.'
Turnout for the vote was lower than the 50 percent threshold for a binding referendum.
Hungarian government denied the referendum turnout was low, despite falling under 50 percent.
War of words erupts ahead of a referendum on refugees in the Eastern European state.
Gyorgy Schopflin branded "an embarrassment to Hungary, to Europe and to humanity."
The country's government is at odds with the EU's refugee policies.
EU is mulling ways of distributing asylum seekers across member states.
Orban has ordered ministers to prepare to enforce another national border.
Orban on Friday flagged a veto on any possible European Union sanctions against Poland, a strong regional ally
Independent candidate wins Vezprem by-election as PM warns that government 'cannot sit on its laurels'
Putin has not been on a bilateral visit to a European Union state since June last year.
The PM attended the mass rally in Paris to pay tribute to those killed in the attacks by Islamic extremists
Hungary's Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. envoy on Wednesday after U.S. Senator John McCain called Prime Minister Viktor Orban a "neo-fascist dictator."
Fidesz remains ahead of rivals despite the loss of support amid anti-government rallies across the country
With Hungary's conservative prime minister enjoying solid support, Hungarians who united against his plan to tax the internet believe they could form a solid new opposition
The Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friaday that the country will revisit regulating and taxing money online next year, but for now there will be no internet tax
Hungarian PM Viktor Orban's remarks have caused outrage and led to claims of 'Putinisation'