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Hero Or War Criminal? Regent Horthy And The Destruction Of Hungarian Jews

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Organisation Wiener Library
Event Name Hero Or War Criminal? Regent Horthy And The Destruction Of Hungarian Jews
Event Type Lecture
Venue The Wiener Library
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Telephone 020 7636 7247
Event Date/Time On Thursday 24th April 2014, 6:30PM until 8:00PM
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Cost Adult - Free Child - Free Concession - Free
Event Details 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.

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