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Hero or War Criminal? Regent Horthy and the Destruction of Hungarian Jews

A talk by Dr Gábor Kádár on the Role of Miklós Horthy in the Holocaust

Two-thirds of the Hungarian Jewish community was murdered between 1941 and 1945. Every tenth victim of the Holocaust was Hungarian, and every third victim of Auschwitz-Birkenau was deported from Hungary. In today's Hungary, the role of head of state Miklós Horthy in the plunder and deportation of hundreds of thousands of people is the focus of current debates over the memory of the Holocaust. What was Horthy’s responsibility? What options did he have? Moreover, why is the assessment of Horthy's role still so divisive in the 21st century? This special presentation by Dr Gábor Kádár, organised by the Wiener Library to mark Yom Hashoah 2014 and the 70th anniversary of the mass deportation of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz, will attempt to answer these questions.

Dr Kádár has been conducting historical research and has been participating in digital humanities projects for 15 years.


Dr Gábor Kádár | talks | www


Date and Time:

24 April 2014 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
020 7636 7247

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