VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

15 January 2020

The (Visegrád) V4 Architectural Foundation and the VERITAS Institute jointly host our colleague László Orosz, whose lecture is entitled Integrity, Autonomy or Separation? The Hungarian-Germans’ Attitude towards the Breakup of Greater Hungary.

As the end of the Great War approached with the impending defeat of the Monarchy, the separatist intentions of (certain) Hungarian-Germans appeared to be moving closer to fruition. For the Hungarian-Germans, scattered as they were in settlements throughout the Carpathian Basin, the dismemberment of the country, however, was accompanied by dangerous uncertainty. Among the minority populations, they alone found themselves in the same boat as the Hungarians, whose interests lay in maintaining the territorial integrity of the Hungarian state. The various alternatives of advocacy, for example, the right of self-determination (or the waiving thereof), extremely polarized the political thinking of the Hungarian-Germans at the time of the collapse and the subsequent revolutions, which left deep scars in the ethnic Hungarians and in their relationship with them.   


The event is free to the public, but registration is required due to limited space. You may register at the following address: or by calling Beáta Albrecht at +36 70 389 8720.

Location: Klebelsberg Castle, Templom utca (Street) 12–14, Budapest

Date: 5:30 PM on (Wednesday) January 15th, 2020

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