At the request of the Blinken OSA Archivum, historian Krisztián Ungváry is giving twelve lectures on controversial issues of 19th and 20th-century Hungarian history. The lecture series will outline different interpretative frameworks and patterns on controversial pivotal points in Hungary's recent history.
The topics of the lectures cover historical issues that are still hotly debated today, and which are the most vulnerable to historical falsification, manipulation, deliberate or ignorant misinterpretation in historical discourse, debate, state propaganda, and social media targeting the wider public. The aim of the lectures is to reveal the inner logic of discourses that distort and falsify reality rather than only present historical reality.
6. Anti-Jewish and anti-German sentiments in Hungary
The juxtaposition of the two concepts may seem blasphemy to some, but Hungarian history is a good example of how ethnic and economic hostility can be orchestrated and how these sentiments can take a radical turn.