Despite the traditional patriotism of Hungarian Jews, events which took place shortly after World War I, particularly the political upheaval caused by Béla Kun and his Jewish supporters, brought about a rise in antisemitism. In 1920, Hungary was the first country to instate a numerus clausus, thereby beginning the cancellation of emancipation. Discusses the antisemitic views of Hungarian historians and politicians in the interwar period; they blamed the Jews for all of Hungary's problems and called for further restrictions on the Jews. The government criticized and reversed the 19th-century emancipation, and all Jewish attempts to counter this development failed. Relates reactions of Jewish writers to the anti-Jewish laws of 1938-39, including recourse to Hungarian history in attempts to explain the situation of the Jews.
|Number of pages||40|
|Journal||Yad Vashem Studies|
|State||Published - 2004|
Bibliographical noteSee also in Hebrew.
- Antisemitism -- Hungary -- History -- 1800-2000
- Jews -- Hungary -- Historiography
- Jews -- Hungary -- History -- 1800-2000
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary