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The Nazareth community welcomes Senior Research Fellow Tamas Stark, from Hungary, to present his lecture titled, Perception of the Holocaust in Modern Hungarian Political Discourse on Thursday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. The lecture will address the rising anti-Semitism in Hungary and the issue of Hungarian responsibility during the Holocaust. This lecture is free and open to the public and will take place at Nazareth’s Shults Center Forum, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.
Stark will be visiting Nazareth from October 17-30. During his stay, he will be visiting classes, giving small lectures and doing research on the Holocaust with George Eisen, executive director and associate vice president for academic affairs in the Center for International Education. Eisen hopes to publish a book based on their research.
Stark received his doctorate in 1993 from Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest. In 1998 and 1999, Stark presented a series of seminars on the history of Hungary, and the Jewish community in East Central Europe during the Holocaust and after the liberation. From 2000 to present, he has worked on many major publications of books, articles, and chapters, including Occupation in Europe Series (2008).
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.