Culture & History Digital Journal, Vol 3, No 2 (2014)

“Hungary 70”: Non-remembering the Holocaust in Hungary

Andrea Pető
Central European University, Spain


Analysis of memory studies is usually focusing on processes of remembrance, looking at the actors, sites, processes, institutions of remembering. This article however looks at non-remembering as a conscious strategy of not participating in commemorations of the 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary. It claims that lack of common language, the imprisonment of a “true” versus “false” dichotomy is contributing to the further pillarisation of the Hungarian memory culture.


Holocaust memorialisation; memory politics; Hungary; non-remembering

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