Budapest's Children: Humanitarian Relief in the Aftermath of the Great War

Sep 19, 2022  | 5:30 - 7:30PM PT

Hybrid Lecture – UC Berkeley Campus and Zoom | Speaker: Friederike Kind-Kovács (Senior Researcher, Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Studies at TU Dresden) | Moderator: John Connelly (Professor of History and Director of ISEEES, UC Berkeley)

Organized by the German Historical Institute Washington | Pacific Office Berkeley, The UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies, The Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, and the UC Berkeley Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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Dr. habil. Friederike Kind-Kovács (Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, TU Dresden) will present her latest book entitled Budapest's Children: Humanitarian Relief in the Aftermath of the Great War. This event will open the 2022 conference "In Search of the Migrant Child," organized by the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies and the German Historical Institute Washington/DC with its Pacific Regional Office, hosted by the Institute for European Studies at the University of California in Berkeley.

"An original contribution to the history of humanitarian relief, child-welfare work, and the social impact of the First World War in Central Europe. Richly detailed and deeply researched, Budapest's Children traces the dire effects of war and demise of Hapsburg rule on conditions in Hungary's capital city and examines the diversity and interaction of organizations and actors, foreign and domestic, concerned with aiding children and mothers." -- Heide Fehrenbach, Board of Trustees Professor, Northern Illinois