Book Talk: Andrea Pető on “The Forgotten Massacre”

In our first book talk, Prof. Andrea Pető discusses her research on a formerly unknown and “invisible” massacre in Budapest 1944, and the battle for remembrance after World War II.

Andrea Pető is a historian, Professor in the department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Vienna and Research Affiliate of the CEU Democracy Institute, Budapest. Her works on gender, politics, Holocaust, and war have been translated into 23 languages.

Her latest publication with De Gruyter is called “The Forgotten Massacre: Budapest 1944” and was published in March 2021.

In an interview with acquisitions editor Rabea Rittgerodt, Andrea Pető talked about the gripping history of the first private Holocaust memorial erected in Budapest in 1945, the importance of remembering and forgetting, and why collective memory manifested after World War II is one of the foundations of Hungarian politics today.

The conversation is also available as a podcast:

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[Title Image by Andrea Pető/private]

Andrea Pető

Andrea Pető is a historian, Professor in the department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Vienna and Research Affiliate of the CEU Democracy Institute, Budapest. Her works on gender, politics, Holocaust, and war have been translated into 23 languages.

Rabea Rittgerodt

Rabea Rittgerodt works as Acquisitions Editor at De Gruyter. She is specialized on 19th & 20th century social, cultural, and global history. You can follow her on Twitter via @RabeaRi.

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