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histoPOD: Commemorating in Hungary

In our histoPOD podcast we speak to international experts to learn how the Holocaust is remembered in different countries.

Anti-Jewish legislation existed in Hungary even before the outbreak of the Second World War. When the war began, the country initially attempted to preserve its neutral status but joined the Tripartite Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan in November 1940.

What role did Hungary play in the Second World War? How did the culture of Holocaust remembrance develop over time, and what is its status today? These are the topics we are discussing with Andrea Petö, Professor at the Central European University.

Intro: Kevin MacLeod, Sincerely, CC BY 4.0

Prof. Andrea Petö, Hungary

is a historian and a Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Vienna, Austria, a Research Affiliate of the CEU Democracy Institute, Budapest, and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Her works on gender, politics, Holocaust, and war have been translated into 23 languages. In 2018, she was awarded the 2018 All European Academies (ALLEA) Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values. She is Doctor Honoris Causa of Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. Recent publications include: The Women of the Arrow Cross Party. Invisible Hungarian Perpetrators in the Second World War. Palgrave, Macmillan, 2020. And Forgotten Massacre: Budapest 1944. DeGruyter, 2021. She writes op-ed pieces for many international and national media.