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Totalitarianism without perpetrators?
Hungary’s new history myth

Ferenc Laczó

Deutsche Fassung


The Hungarian government is investing large sums of money into history policy measures. Since Fidesz won the election in 2010, it has founded three new historical institutes, which are creating an official interpretation of history with numerous publication series. This portrayal includes radical anti-communism as well as an ambivalence towards the Horthy era. A special role is played by the myth of Hungary as the innocent victim of two foreign, totalitarian regimes.

(Osteuropa 3-5/2018, pp. 435–446)