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Hungarians in Soviet Captivity, 1944-1956 a lecture by Tamás Stark

Hungarian Human Rights Foundation

 American Hungarian Library and Historical Society


Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center

cordially invite you to attend

Hungarians in Soviet Captivity, 1944-1956

a lecture in Hungarian

 by Dr Tamás Stark

Sunday, April 14, 2013

7.00 pm

Hungarian House in New York

213 East 82nd Street

New York, NY 10028

(between 2. and 3. Avenues)

A short wine reception to follow.

The lecture by a leading expert of the broader field presents data and evidence on the plight of prisoners of war and victims of mass abductions after the war, who were taken to forced labor camps in the Soviet Union as reparation for the destruction wrought by invading Axis powers, including Hungarian troops. The fates of the great number of Hungarians deported by the Red Army to various locales remains under researched, and Dr Stark's discoveries represent important additions to our scant knowledge of these tragic episodes.
Tamás Stark is a noted researcher on Hungarian history of the 1940s and 50s. He has published pioneering work on Hungary's involvement in World War II, including notably an extensive calculus of the casualties of war and violence between 1941-1945, several studies on the Hungarian Holocaust, and the Soviet occupation and Stalinization of the country in the wake of the war. He is senior research fellow at the Center for Research in the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and senior fellow at the House of Terror museum in Budapest. Dr Stark has participated in numerous international research projects and has held fellowships from leading research centers including an extended stay at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC in 1995-1996.

The Hungarian Cultural Center also invites you to a discussion and booklaunch to be held on May 1 at the Hungarian House in New York. The book "Survival, Memoire of a photographer" will be presented  by the author and photographer, Lajos Erdélyi and Ferenc Katona, former fellow of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

Please note that both lectures will be in Hungarian.


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