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Author Hertsel, Mosheh Y., 1924-1990.

Title Christianity and the holocaust of Hungarian Jewry / Moshe Y. Herczl ; translated by Joel Lerner
Published New York : New York University Press, ©1993
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Contents pt. 1. The preparatory years: Introduction -- Background -- The blood libel of Tisza Eszlar -- The Catholic people's party -- The revolutions and the white terror -- The Catholic press -- The "numerous clausus" law -- The consolidation of the twenties and the Christian antisemitism of the thirties -- Popular antisemitism of the thirties -- Cross movements and the arrow-cross party -- Conclusion
pt. 2. Anti-Jewish legislation: Introduction -- The first anti-Jewish act -- The eucharistic convention -- In the wake of the act's adoption -- The second anti-Jewish act -- The debate in the upper house: the stand of church leaders -- Extraparliamentary activity during and after the debate on the second anti-Jewish act -- The demand for additional anti-Jewish legislation -- The third anti-Jewish act -- The labor battalions act -- The Jewish religion status-lowering act -- The Jewish estates expropriation act -- The Kalay proposal of rthe expulsion of the Jews from Hungary -- Conclusion
pt. 3. 1944: Introduction -- The expulsion -- Who carried out the expulsion? -- Priestly activity -- The shepherds' epistles -- A quarter of a million Budapest Jews -- trapped -- Hungarian initiatives -- Conclusion
Summary The tragedy of Hungarian Jewry reached its climax between the 15th of May and the 7th of July, 1944, when nearly half a million Jews were expelled from Hungary and sent to death camps. The removal of Jews from Hungary - except for those of the capital, Budapest - was absolute, and was carried out rapidly and efficiently. This dramatic event, unusual even against the background of the Holocaust, did not take place in a vacuum. It grew out of the relationship that had evolved over generations between the expelled people and the larger populace. The Christian church in Hungary played a central, active part in this relationship and its final, devastating outcome. The role of the Christian church in Hungary during the Nazis' campaign of Jewish mass extermination has been largely forgotten. Now, Moshe Herczl exposes this repressed and painful episode in the history of the Holocaust. Using previously unknown materials and extensive analytical research, he recreates the church's actions and disposition toward Hungarian Jewry. Drawing on personal correspondence, speeches, and of ficial platforms, he provides a scathing indictment - in its own words - of the church's lack of compassion toward - and even active persecution of - Hungary's Jews during this period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Antisemitism -- Hungary -- History.
Christianity and antisemitism.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary.
Jews -- Hungary -- History.
Hungary -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814744818 (electronic bk)
9780814744819 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Natsrut ṿe-shoʼat Yehude Hungaryah. English