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Andrea Peto: The Forgotten Massacre

The book discusses a formerly unknown and invisible massacre in Budapest in 1944, committed by a paramilitary group lead by a women.

Our Researcher, Andrea Peto uncovers the gripping history of the first private Holocaust memorial erected in Budapest in 1945. Based on court trials, interviews with survivors, perpetrators, and investigators, the book illustrates the complexities of gendered memory of violence. It examines the dramatic events: massacre, deportation, robbery, homecoming, and fight for memorialization from the point of view of the perpetrators and the survivors.

The book, to be published in April, will change the ways we look at intimate killings during the Second World-War.