Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Book Launch: Political Jurisdiction in Budapest after WWII
OSA Archivum cordially invites you to the book launch of Ildikó Barna and Andrea Pető’s A politikai igazságszolgáltatás a II. világháború utáni Budapesten (Political Jurisdiction in Budapest after World War II), published by Gondolat in 2012.
Introductory speech by Antal Örkény.
Participants in the round table discussion: László Csősz, Zoltán Fleck and György Kövér.
Moderator: Gabriella Ivacs.
Jurisdiction after WWII is a controversial area of Hungarian historical writing and memory. Using a highly disciplined and consistent qualitative methodology, the authors identify those involved in the people’s tribunal process, how the people’s courts worked – especially from the gender perspective – and how their activities influenced post-Shoah Jewish identity. The book is an attempt at an unbiased and objective description of the “people’s tribunal process”, as the justice system of the era was called.
Please note the event is in Hungarian.