Arrow Cross Terror in Budapest, 1944/1945: Its Implications Then and Now
December 12, 2021
This presentation discussed the antisemitic atrocities committed by rank-and-file members of the Arrow Cross movement during the siege of Budapest in 1944/1945. Archival documents reveal in anatomical detail the complex motivations of the perpetrators and will allow us to draw some conclusions regarding the mindset behind contemporary anti-Jewish violence and atrocity in general.
Born in 1961 in Budapest, Dr. Borhi is currently the Peter A. Kadas Chair Associate Professor Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University. He previously served as Scientific Counsellor, Institute of History, Center for Humanities, Budapest.
His publications include "Hungary in the Cold War, 1945-1956" (CEU Press 2004) and "Dealing with Dictators" (Indiana University Press 2016). He is currently working on "Survival: Life and Death between Hitler and Stalin, 1944-1953."
He is the recipient of the György Ránki Prize of the Hungarian Historical Association, 1994; Gold Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, 2006; and Ferenc Pataki Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2017. He has been a Fellow, Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1994; Fulbright visiting professor, Dartmouth College, 1996; Guest researcher, Norwegian Nobel Institute, 1998; and Fulbright Visiting Professor, Indiana University, 2012.