Remembrance: World War II and the Holocaust

Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Admission: Free
Season: 2015-16

The Confucius Institute and Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies jointly present this 2015 Fall public lecture: “Remembrance: World War II and the Holocaust” by Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, professor of Holocaust studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

As a survivor of the Holocaust, Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath’s talk will explicate the role of anti-Semitism in Europe during two millennia: its development in the 19th-century, its rise in the 20th, and its outcome, resulting in the murder of 6,000,000 European Jews. 

Within this framework, it will also deal with her experience as a child in Budapest, during the Holocaust. It will describe the circumstances of her hiding during the ten-months of Nazi occupation of Hungary and tell about both the humanity and heroism of her former nanny, Erzsi, who saved her life as well as the lives of her mother, father, and brother.

In addition, it will examine the circumstances under which the Hungarian Jews were murdered, exploring their status during the 18th-20th centuries, reflecting on the country’s occupation by the German army in 1944, and the concentration,  entrainment, and extermination  of  nearly 750,000 Hungarian Jews in the course of  six short weeks. 

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Ackerman Center
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