Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

70 years since the German invasion of Hungary - A symposium

Date: 
Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 to Wednesday, 2 July, 2014

On last Wednesday 19 March 2014, the Kantor Center hosted a symposium on the 70th. anniversary of the German invasion to Hungary and on the Resistance actions of the Jewish Zionist Youth Movements.

The meeting took place at the Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center, at the campus of the Tel Aviv University. The event was co-sponsored by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority; by the Memorial Museum of the Hungarian Speaking Jewry in Israel; by Beit Lohamei HagHetaot, the Ghetto Fighters' House – Itzhak Katzenelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum; by Moreshet - Mordechai Anilevich Memorial; and by the Israeli Society for the Research of  Zionist Youth Movements in Hungary.

The agenda included greetings at 16:30 by the Ambassador of Hungary to Israel, the Hon. Andor Nagy, and by the Chairman of Yad Vashem, Mr. Avner Shalev, among others. Later, two sessions were held, consecutively, at 17:00 and 19:00.

The first session was chaired by Prof. Dina Porat, Head of our Center and Chief Historian of Yad Vashem.

The second session was chaired by Dr. Roni Stauber and included a lecture by Dr. Raphael Vago, both leading researchers at the Kantor Center, in the field of the Holocaust and Eastern Europe.

The public was cordially invited to assist. Full details can be seen in the enclosed invitation-program.

UPDATE: (July 2014)

A selection of the concepts expressed by the Kantor Center´s members can now be seen on line, by pressing their pictures hereunder.