Conference on wartime society and war trauma in Hungary, 1938–48

haborus tarsadalom meghivoThe Institute of History of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences organised a conference on wartime society and war trauma in Hungary, 1938–48, on May 14, 2013. The lectures covered a broad selection of topics: the effects of the war on the different groups of society, special cases and microhistory of a certain (geographical or social) community during and after the war, political cases (assassinations, court martial proceedings after the war), the memories of Hungarian prisoners-of-war in the Soviet Union, the cult of Miklós Horthy, and the war trauma reflected in literature. The lecturers represented the important research institutes of contemporary history research: Institute of History, Institute of Literature and Institute of Ethnology of RCH HAS, universities (Budapest:  ELTE and PPKE Catholic University, Miskolc, Szeged, and Cornell University), Institute of Political History, Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security, Budapest City Archives. The lectures are planned to be published.