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The Holocaust in Hungary: Forty Years Later
The Holocaust in Hungary: Forty Years Later
Edited by Randolph L. Braham and Bela Vago
East European Monographs, 1986, 235 pp

Contributions by scholars from Hungary, Israel and the United States make this the most comprehensive and reliable volume in English on the fate of the Hungarian Jews in World War II, with background material on anti-Semitism in Hungary before the war and some attention to events since. It is an honest and objective effort, not so much to recount what happened, which is well known, but to explore the causes and to assess the responsibility of the Nazis, of Hungary's prewar and wartime governments and of Hungarian society.