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

Dr Gábor Kádár

Mon 7 Jul 2014

Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

This event has been rescheduled from the 24 April 2014.

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 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 into the Holocaust in Hungary for 15 years. He is also engaged in various digital humanities projects across Europe.

Admission: Free but booking is essential as space is limited.

Location: The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London - click for map

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