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Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Dr Paul Bartrop
Office: (239) 590-7239

Pbartrop@fgcu.edu

 

Schedule of Events

 
 

The Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years On: New Perspectives

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Sunday, March 16

Time

Event

Location

12:00-12:30

Registration

Cohen Center, 2nd Floor

12:30-1:00

Introduction, Welcome, and Official Opening of Conference

CC 214

1:00-2:00

Pre-war Antisemitic Discrimination
Chair: Dr. Nicola Foote, FGCU

  • Susan Papp, The Hungarian Theatrical Arts and Film Arts Chamber
  • Maria Kovacs, "Numerus Clausus:" Ideology, Apologia and Legends

CC 213

 

The Transformation of Hungarian Film
Chair: Dr. Paul Bartrop, FGCU

  • David Frey, The Near Death Experience of Hungarian Film. The Impact of Hungary's First and Second Anti-Jewish Laws on the Hungarian Film Industry, 1938-40
  • Catherine Portuges, Cinematic Representations of the Holocaust in Hungary: Three Generations

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2:00-3:30

Resistance and Rescue
Chair: Dr. Julia Creet, York University

  • Paul R. Bartrop, The Dilemmas of Helping: Goodness on Trial in Hungary during the Shoah
  • Gellert Kovacs, Dark Skies over Budapest: Rescue and Resistance

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Representations, from Kertesz to Szabo
Chair: Mr. Michael Dickerman, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

  • Siegrun Bubser Wildner, Auctorial Authenticity and Fictional Representation of the Holocaust: Imre Kertész' Novel "Fatelessness" and its Film Adaptation
  • Sean Swenson, Reclaiming the Recipe Book: István Szabó's "Sunshine" and the Hungarian Identity

CC 213

3:30-4:00

BREAK

 

4:00-5:00

Plenary Session
Chair: Dr. Paul Bartrop, FGCU

  • Ann Weiss, "The Auschwitz Album" and "The Last Album:" Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau: A Study in Contrasts

CC 213

5:00-6:00

Film and Discussion
Dr. Paul Bartrop, FGCU

  • Dragan Kujundzic, Frozen Time, Liquid Memories

CC 213

 Monday, March 17

Time

Event

Location

9:00-10:30

Women: Victims, Resisters, Sexual Objects
Chair: Dr. Frances Davey, FGCU

  • Doreen Eschinger, No Common Bond? Jewish Women from Hungary in the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück Concentration Camps
  • Katalin Pécsi-Pollner, Interviews in Israel with Surviving Women from the Hungarian Zionist Resistance Movement, 1944-45
  • Anita Kurimay, The Hungarian Far Right and Sexuality

CC 213

 

Issues Relating to Identity
Chair: Dr. Terence Leary, FGCU

  • Alice Freifeld, Displaced Hungarian Jewish Identity
  • Istvan Muranyi, National identity and the Holocaust Perception among Young People-the Case of Hungary

CC 214

10:30-11:00

BREAK

 

11:00-12:00

The Kasztner Affair
Chair: Dr. Paul Bartrop, FGCU

  • Anna Porter, Rezso Kasztner's Rescue Train and the Strasshof Jews on Ice
  • Steven Leonard Jacobs, Re-reading, Re-visiting, and Re-thinking "L'Affaire Kasztner:" Contemporary Implications

CC 213

 

The Psychological Legacy of the Holocaust
Chair: Dr. Martin Bourgeois, FGCU

  • György Csepeli and Gergo Prazsák, External attribution as a means of reduction of cognitive dissonance stemming from the inability to cope with the legacy of the Holocaust in contemporary Hungarian public opinion

CC 214

12:00-1:00

Eichmann in Jerusalem
Chair: Dr. Ronit Fisher, University of Haifa, Israel

  • Fabien Théofilakis, The Holocaust in Hungary during the Eichmann Trial: When the Defendant Tried to Rewrite the History (1960-1962)
  • Jason O'Connor, Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem Reconsidered: Eichmann in Hungary in 1944

CC 214

1:00-2:00

LUNCH

 

2:00-3:00

Surviving the Shoah
Chair: Dr. Nicola Foote, FGCU

  • Ferenc Laczó, The Variety of Experiences and the Abundance of Knowledge: Hungarian Jewish Survivors of Major Nazi Camps and Key Components of the Extermination of European Jewry in 1945-46
  • George Lazar, Orthodox Holocaust Survivors in the Hungarian Countryside

CC 213

 

Music and Musicians
Chair: Dr. Debra Hess, FGCU

  • Susan M. Filler, Musicological Research among Hungarian Jews in the Context of Musical Nationalism
  • James A. Grymes, Ernst von Dohnányi: A Forgotten Hero of the Holocaust Resistance

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3:00-4:00

The Church in Action: Two Expressions
Chair: Dr. Melodie Eichbauer, FGCU

  • Michael Dickerman, Comparing and Assessing the Statements of Cardinal Justinian Seredi and Papal Nuncio Angelo Rotta Regarding the Jews of Hungary during the Holocaust.
  • George Csicsery, "Angel of Mercy:" The Story of Sister Margaret Slachta

CC 213

 

Regional Studies (1)
Chair: Dr. Ronit Fisher, University of Haifa, Israel

  • Gabriel Mayer, What Happened to the Jews of Koloszvar in the Spring of 1944
  • Viktoria Tafferner-Gulyas, "Talking Headstones" in the Cemetery of the Reformed Jewish Congregation in Szombathely, West Hungary

CC 214

4:00-4:30

BREAK

 

4:30-5:30

Plenary Session
Chair: Dr. Paul Bartrop

  • Film and Discussion: Dr. Julia Creet, MUM

CC 214

Tuesday, March 18

Time

Event

Location

9:00-10:30

Resistance, Leadership, and the Grey Zone
Chair: Dr. Paul Bartrop, FGCU

  • Paul Sanders, "Grey zones," "dirty hands" and Legitimacy: A New Approach to Jewish Leadership during the Holocaust in Hungary
  • Mario Fenyo, Jewish Resistance to the HolocaustJulia Bock, Working and Dying as Doctors during the Holocaust
  • Julia Bock, Working and Dying as Doctors during the Holocaust

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10:30-11:00

BREAK

 

11:00-12:00

Assimilation, Integration, Rejection?
Chair: Mr. Michael Dickerman, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

  • Peter Kenez, The Peculiarities of the Acculturation of the 19th Century Hungarian Jewry
  • Tamas Stark, The "Ostjuden" Question in Hungary during World War I and the Interwar Period: How Galician Jewish Refugees became Hungary's "Number One Enemies"

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12:00-1:00

LUNCH

 

1:00-2:30

The Value of Personal Testimony
Chair: Dr. Paul Bartrop

  • Laura Kidd, "Sometimes God closes His eyes, but sometimes at the last moment He opens them ..."
  • Sarah Valente, After the Danube Ran Red: An Interview with Holocaust Survivor and Renowned Scholar Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth
  • Jeanette Friedman, How Do We Teach the Holocaust When the Witnesses are Gone? How to Use Survivor Memoirs/First Person Stories to Engage Students

CC 213

 

Anti-Jewish Persecution from Ideology to Action
Chair: Dr. Steven Leonard Jacobs, University of Alabama

  • Csaba Fazekas, The "Christian" Ideology of the Early Extreme Right Movements in the 1920s
  • Sara Gottwalles, Himmler in Hungary: Ideological Warfare Tamás Kovács, Hungarian Implementers, German Officers and Advisers
  • Tamás Kovács, Hungarian Implementers, German Officers and Advisers

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2:30-3:00

BREAK

 

3:00-4:00

Regional Studies (2)
Chair: Dr. Steven Leonard Jaconbs, University of Alabama

  • George Eisen, The Rehearsal for the Hungarian Holocaust: the Summer 1941 Deportation
  • Ronit Fisher, The Fate of Transylvanian Jewry: Between the Romanian and Hungarian Holocaust

CC 213

 

The Struggle for Memory
Chair: Dr. Eric Strahorn, FGCU

  • Richard Esbenshade, Uncovering Holocaust Memory in Socialist Hungary, 1948-70
  • Éva Kovács, Timing History – A Hungarian "Historikerstreit" in 2012

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4:00-5:00

Memorialization and Museums
Chair: Dr. Melodie Eichbauer, FGCU

  • Julia Creet, The House of Terror and the Holocaust Memorial Center: Resentment and Melancholia in Post-89 Hungary
  • András Gero, Hungarian Holocaust Representations

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The Law and Justice
Chair: Ms. Eve Grimm, FGCU

  • Mary Maudsley, Rabbi v. Historian: Challenging History through Libel Litigation
  • Benjamin Brockman-Hawe, Extraordinary Justice, Extraordinary Challenges: Punishing Nazi War Criminals in 21st Century Hungary

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5:00-5:30

Conclusion, Expressions of Thanks, and Farewell
Chair: Dr. Paul Bartrop, FGCU

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