Classi Lectures together with Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto
The term “White Terror” is used to describe the violent acts, purges, and executions carried out by the Bolsheviks or other leftist forces against perceived counter-revolutionaries, monarchists, and supporters of the White Army.
It’s important to note that the term “White Terror” has been applied to similar periods of political violence in other contexts, such as during the Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919).
Admiral Miklós Horthy was a Hungarian naval officer and political figure who played a significant role in Hungarian history during the early to mid-20th century. In the wake of the Hungarian Soviet Republic’s brief existence (1919), Horthy emerged as a leader of the counter-revolutionary forces. In 1920, he was appointed Regent of Hungary, a position he held until 1944. While officially a constitutional figurehead, Horthy exercised considerable political influence.
In the series:
Jan. 31: From the Edict of Toleration to World War I
Feb. 7: Theodor Herzl and Max Nordau of Budapest
Feb. 14: The “Jewish/Soviet” Revolution, the White Terror, and Admiral Horthy triumphant.
Feb. 21: Hungary 1919-1944 and the fate of the Jews