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Renard Lecture: Jews, Nazis, and the Cinema of Hungary, 1929-1944Monday, March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Monday, March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Date:
Monday, March 12
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$5

Renard Lecture: Jews, Nazis, and the Cinema of Hungary, 1929-1944

“Without the Jews, how will we produce Hungarian culture?” This talk will cover the birth, unexpected ascendance, and wartime collapse of Hungary’s cinema and place it within a peculiar international temporal context.  This episode brought together Hungarian cultural and political elites, Jewish film professionals and financiers, Nazi officials, and global film moguls in a strange dance macabre.  Although intended to contribute to forging a new national culture, Hungary’s film industry found itself propelled to unprecedented heights by war even as it became mired in contradictions of its own making, buffeted by racial nationalism based in anti-semitism, and flummoxed by the vagaries of capitalism.

David Frey is the author of a recent book titled Jews, Nazis, and the Cinema of Hungary: The Tragedy of Success, 1929-44. He is a Professor of History, and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His articles have appeared in numerous journals and edited volumes, including the Journal of Contemporary History and the award-winning Cinema and the Swastika. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, and his current research involves Hungarian-American relations between 1944 and the early 1950s. As Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Point, he spearheads inter-academy efforts to integrate Holocaust and Genocide Studies into the curricula of the service academies and helps the Department of Defense develop education and training programs related to understanding and preventing mass atrocity.

Please note: Doors open at 9:30 am