About Jewish

A zsidó „mentalitásról”
About Jewish "Mentality"

Author(s): Mária Ormos
Subject(s): Jewish studies
Published by: Múlt és Jövő

Summary/Abstract: The new Múlt és Jövő magazine – as its predecessor – tries to avoid politics. The only exception was the sixtieth anniversary of the Holocaust. That no monument was erected, that there was in general a painful lack of remembrance, was closely connected with the warming up of the “national” business. Alas, after fifteen years, the dicey endeavor to define Hungarian Jewry as a nationality is haunting us again. In reality, it is meant to compensate for the lack of honest confrontation and genuine mourning. This is the reason why the last issue of 2005 deals with this politically colored phenomenon. We intend to document the situation of fifteen years ago and today in order to give direction for our future, but also to bequeath material to coming generations of historians of Hungarian Jewry. This is what the conference held by the Jewish Communal Forum not long ago was looking for. The papers of two of the lecturers, Ágnes Heller and Mária Ormos, are presented in the opening of this issue.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 7-12
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Hungarian