Annual Wolfe Chair Lecture in Holocaust Studies: The Holocaust in Hungary 75 Years Later: Experience, Memory, Analysis

When and Where

Monday, April 08, 2019 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3K7


A panel discussion featuring: Livia Prince, Ferenc Laczó,  Judith Szapor.

Moderated by: Doris Bergen

Reception preceding the event at 3 pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

Description: The Jews of Hungary, Germany’s ally, were the last to be pulled into the Nazi machinery of murder. But in the summer of 1944, Adolf Eichmann and his team, working together with Hungarian police, rounded up 450,000 Jews and transported them to Auschwitz to be killed.

Our speakers reflect on the devastation of the Holocaust in Hungary and its ongoing significance, 75 years later. Livia Prince is a survivor of Auschwitz and an alumna of U of T (BA Classics, 1979). Ferenc Lazcó, a historian from Maastricht University, is the author of Hungarian Jews in the Age of Genocide: An Intellectual History, 1929-1948. Judith Szapor, a historian of modern Europe from McGill University, is the author of Hungarian Women’s Activism in the Wake of the First World War: From Rights to Revanche.

This event is presented by the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust Studies in partnership with the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, the Elizabeth and Tony Comper Holocaust Education Fund, the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies/Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Hungarian Studies Program at CERES at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and the Department of History.

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Contact Information


1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3K7