UTD Lecture Series to Feature Expert
On Hungarian Holocaust Victims, Survivors

RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 12, 2006) — The Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series will continue at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) next month with two lectures by Dr. Géza Komoróczy, a professor at the Eötvös University of Budapest and an expert on Holocaust studies — particularly as they relate to Hungary.  

Komoróczy’s first talk, “Holocaust:  The Hungarian Responsibility,” will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m., in UTD’s Conference Center Auditorium.  A reception will immediately follow.  The second lecture, “Remnants of Israel:  The Fate of the Jews in Hungary after the Holocaust,” will be presented on Monday, Feb. 13, at 9:15 a.m., in Room 1.206 of the Conference Center.

Professor Geza Komoroczy
Dr. Géza Komoróczy, a professor at the Eötvös University of Budapest and an expert on Holocaust studies, will give two lectures at UTD. “Holocaust: The Hungarian Responsibility” will be on Sunday, Feb. 12 and “Remnants of Israel:  The Fate of the Jews in Hungary after the Holocaust” will be presented Monday, Feb. 13.

Founder and director of the Department of Assyriology and Hebrew Studies at the Eötvös University, Komoróczy also is the founder and director of the Center of Jewish Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.  He was an elected fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Studies and the Vienna Institute for the Study of Humanity, and he has served as visiting lecturer at a number of universities throughout Europe and the United States.  Komoróczy is a member of the executive committee of the International Union of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and has received numerous awards and honors for his work.

Komoróczy has authored a number of books and articles, among them, In the Sweet Joy of Your Shining Lap: Anthology of Sumerian Literature,  The Sumerian Literary Tradition, The Closing of the Mind in the National Tradition:  The Responsibility of the Intellectuals in the Ancient New East, Hebrew Myths and Legends, Hebrew Sources Relating to the History of Hungary and Hungarian Jewry in the Middle Ages:  From the Beginnings until 1686 (with Schlomo J. Spitzer), A Voice that Cries in the Wilderness, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Holocaust:  Flying Ashes on Our Skin and Jewish Budapest.

Both lectures are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  For reservations or additional information, please call UTD’s Holocaust Resource Center at (972) 883-2100, or e-mail [email protected].

About the Burton C. Einspruch Lecture Series

The endowment of the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series sponsors annual lectures and is part of the Holocaust Studies Program in the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.  It brings world-famous scholars in the field of Holocaust research to the UTD campus, where they share and discuss their latest findings with general audiences as well as with students and faculty.  The series’ purpose is to help others understand the crisis the Holocaust created in the world and to study its relevance and meaning for humanity in the 21st century.  The program and lecture series fall under the directorship of Professor Zsuzsanna Ozváth.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.