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Trudy Gold on The Jews of Hungary

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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$12.00 – $40.00


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On the eve of World War II the Jewish community was the second largest in Europe, numbering almost 900,000 people, despite 100,000 having emigrated 1881-1914.
The History of the Jews of the Hungarian lands is an extraordinary one. Dating back nearly 2000 years, they lived under Roman, tribal, Christian, and Moslem rule.

For a long period, part of the Turkish Empire, then the Hapsburgs until finally becoming an independent state after World War I.

The Jews were prominent in every walk of life – politics, science, invention, music, theatre, film, banking, business and the professions. Making up 23% of the population of the Capital, it led to Budapest being referred to as Judapest.

This course will explore the triumphs and tragedy of this extraordinary community.

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


January 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
$12.00 – $40.00
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Trudy Gold