The White Terror: Antisemitic and Political Violence in Hungary, 1919-1921

1st Edition

Béla Bodó

Routledge
Published June 4, 2019
Reference - 334 Pages
ISBN 9781138579521 - CAT# K376055
Series: Mass Violence in Modern History

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Summary

The White Terror was a movement of right-wing militias that for two years actively tracked down, tortured, and murdered members of the Jewish community, as well as former supporters of the short-lived Council Republic in the years following World War I. It can be argued that this example of a programme of virulent antisemitism laid the foundations for Hungarian participation in the Holocaust.

Given the rightward shift of Hungarian politics today, this book has a particular resonance in re-examining the social and historical context of the White Terror.

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