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Andrea Peto: The New Monument to Victims of Military Sexual Violence in Budapest

Our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto analyzes the history of bipartisan intervention in Hungarian memory politics in her article published in Hungarian Studies Review.

In January 2020, a resolution in favor of erecting the “Monument to Women Raped in War” was adopted by the General Assembly of Budapest. The project, which included an international design competition, aims for the construction of a memorial by 2022. The resolution was passed with the support of the parties constituting the opposition to the governing Fidesz party, which is exceptional.

“The planned monument creates a space for professional dialogue, which will involve broad historical and artistic expertise,” she writes.

Read the full article here.

Cover photo: Fortepan / Vörös Hadsereg