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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.

Annika Brockschmidt, Germany

is a freelance journalist and historian living in Berlin. She studied History and German literature in Heidelberg, before going on to study War and Conflict Studies, specialising in Genocide Studies in Potsdam. Work as a freelance journalist has led her to write for the Tagesspiegel, Zeit Geschichte and Zeit Online. Annika currently works as a freelance political journalist for the ZDF Hauptstadtstudio. Podcast production has been a passion of hers for many years and she has created successful podcasts such as “Science Pie”, which resulted in her co-authoring a non-fiction book on natural sciences and humanities at Rowohlt.

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