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Stark to Discuss Post-WW II Soviet Union, April 10

  • Published: April 04, 2013

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Stark to Discuss Post-WW II Soviet Union, April 10

The Nazareth community welcomes Tamás Stark, a senior research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary , to present his lecture titled, “Life in the Gulag: Forced Labor in the Soviet Union from Occupied Countries after WWII” on Wednesday, April 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the Shults Center Forum on the Nazareth College campus located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618. This event is free and open to the public.

Human resources of the Soviet Union were nearly exhausted by the end of World War II. Stark’s lecture will focus on how the Soviet Union addressed their depleted human labor resources while completing reconstruction work.

Stark received his Ph.D. from the University of Budapest (former Karl Marx University of Economics) in 1993.   His specialization is forced population movement in East-Central Europe in the period of 1938-1956, with special regard to the history of the Holocaust, the fate of prisoners of war and civilian internees, and the post-war migrations. In 1998 and 1999, he 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). His main publications include Hungary’s Human Losses in World War II (Uppsala, 1995), Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust and after the Second World War, 1939-1949: A Statistical Review (Boulder, CO, 2000), Magyarok szovjet fogságban(Budapest, 2006) on the fate of the Hungarian prisoners of war under Soviet control.


Sponsored by the Center for International Education and the Hungarian Club of Rochester.

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.

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