CFP: THE HOLOCAUST IN HUNGARY, 70 YEARS ON: NEW PERSPECTIVES

MARCH 17-18, 2014

On March 19, 1944, the Nazis marched into and occupied Hungary, precipitating one of the most intense periods of genocidal destruction of the Holocaust. By the time the deportations of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz and other locations had been brought to an end four months later, no fewer than 500,000 Jews had been murdered.

This conference, taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion, seeks to bring together individuals from a wide variety of disciplines to explore key issues and recent research relating to the Holocaust in Hungary, as well as to contribute to ongoing discussions on this event.

Paper proposals might address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • The history of Hungarian Jewry before 1944
  • Fascist movements and regimes in Hungary before and during World War II
  • Resistance to the Holocaust in Hungary
  • Relationships between “Ordinary Hungarians” and Nazi Occupiers in 1944
  • Rescue attempts
  • Hungarian Righteous Gentiles
  • Literary and filmic representations of the Holocaust in Hungary
  • Memoir literature of survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators
  • Antisemitism in Hungary before and during the Holocaust
  • Consequences of the Holocaust in Hungary after 1944
  • The legacy of the Holocaust in Hungary, down to the present day

Please submit an abstract of no more than 150 words, and a short biographical statement, to Dr. Paul Bartrop at pbartrop@fgcu.edu  (tel. 239-590-7239) by November 30, 2013

The conference will be held at the picturesque campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, between March 17-18, 2014.

It is anticipated that a volume of selected essays from this conference will be published at a later time.

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