EVENT: Zoom Talk by Dr. Andrea Peto: "The Politics of a New Hannah Szenes Memorial" (March 6)

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March 6, 2022
United States
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies
The Politics of a New Hannah Szenes Memorial
Dr. Andrea Pető is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Vienna Austria and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
This talk focuses on the commemoration of Jewish and Hungarian heroine Hannah (Anikó) Szenes in Budapest, on the 100th anniversary of her birth. At twenty-three years old, Szenes parachuted into Yugoslavia in March 1944 where she was caught, tortured and executed.While her life story has been canonized in Israel, in her native land of Hungary she has largely been condemned to oblivion. The different circles of memory and forgetting around Szenes are made up of key elements of 20th century Hungarian, European and Israeli history, which intersected precisely in narrating Szenes’ life story. Dr.Pető will further shed light on the  historical oblivion that so often befalls women who perform historical deeds.
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