Anti-Semitism in Hungary: Appearance and Reality Book Release

28 February 2023 Venue: Lónyay-Hatvany Villa- 1. Csónak str., 1015 Budapest

The two-volume Anti-Semitism in Hungary: Appearance and Reality, published by Helena Historical Press in the United States, provides an insight into the problem of anti-Semitism in Hungary on both a historical and contemporary basis as seen through the eyes of Hungarian Jewish leaders, international NGO's, academics from Israel and the United States, and the Hungarian government. Volume One reflects the speeches given at the Anti-Semitism in Hungary: Appearance and Reality conference which was held in 2021 as well as a selection of original academic articles. Volume 2 is composed of in-depth interviews with Jewish leaders from across the spectrum of Hungarian Jewish life. To celebrate the release of the books the Danube institute is proud to host a follow-up conference that again features leaders of the Hungarian Jewish community, Hungarian and foreign academics, and representatives of Hungarian NGOs.

13.00-13.40 Welcome speeches          

Jeffrey Kaplan, Danube Institute

Amb. Yacov Hadas-Handelsman, Israeli Ambassador to Hungary


13.40-14.40 Keynote Speeches

Prof. András Kovács, CEU

Rabbi Róbert Fröhlich, Chief Rabbi of Hungary

Rabbi Báruch Oberlander, Chief Rabbi EMIH, Chabad Hungary


14.40-16.00 Panel 1: Hungarian Judaism in History

Prof. Jehuda Hartman, Israel

Prof. Menachem Karen-Kratz, Israel

György Szabó, MAZSÖK

+ Q and A 


16.00-16.15 Break


16.15-18.00 Panel 2: Contemporary Issues

Prof. Motti Inbari, University of North Carolina

Ádám Schönberger, Marom (Zsidó ifjúsági kulturális szervezet)

Tibor Pécsi, March of the Living

Kálmán Szalai, Action and Protection

+Q and A 



Virág Lőrincz, Danube Institute


Date: 28 February 2023, 13.00 p.m.
Venue: Lónyay-Hatvany Villa- 1. Csónak str., 1015 Budapest 
(Entrance: Aranybástya - The Golden Bastion Restaurant)

Participation in the event is free, but registration is required, which can be done by email at events@danubeinstitute.hu or by clicking on the R.S.V.P. button:

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