Review Article: Inventing Historical Myths—Deborah S. Cornelius. Hungary in World War II. Caught in the Cauldron.

Peter Pastor

Abstract


This article questions the validity of Deborah S. Cornelius’s claims which she presents in her recently published book on interwar and World War II Hungary. These exonerate the revisionist, anti-Semitic and war-time policies of the Horthy regime. The monograph also presents the Hungarian leaders in an undeservedly positive light. The author of the review demonstrates that Cornelius’s representation of the past was accomplished by the selective reading of primary and secondary sources. Cornelius also commits too many factual errors in order to justify some of her assertions.

Keywords


Hungary; World War II; anti-Semitism; Holocaust; Miklós Horthy; Pál Teleki; Hitler; Stalin

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/ahea.2012.82

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