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Mr. Adam Gellert

Adam Gellert 2017
2017-2018 Gerald M. Fisch Memorial Fellow

“Partners in Crime: The German-Hungarian Solution of the Jewish Question in Hungary, 1944-1945”

Professional Background

Mr. Adam Gellert is currently PhD candidate in History at the University of Bristol (United Kingdom). He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in public international law from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest (Hungary). As the Gerald M. Fisch Memorial Fellow, at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Mr. Gellert will be conducting research for his study “Partners in Crime: The German-Hungarian Solution of the Jewish Question in Hungary, 1944-1945.”

Mr. Gellert is fluent in Hungarian and English, and has reading and conversational skills in German.

Mr. Gellert is the author of several articles including “Holocaust Research and Infrastructure in Hungary” in Dapim (2017). He is also editor of the Hungarian edition of “Rudolf Höss: Commandant in Auschwitz” (2017). Mr. Gellert is also the author of several book chapters, lectures, and forthcoming books. In 2016, Mr. Gellert presented “Partners in Crime in the Hungarian Holocaust: The Interplay between the Eichmann Kommando and the Hungarian Ministry of Interior” at the Lessons and Legacies XIV, The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age at Claremont McKenna College.

Fellowship Research

While in residence at the Mandel Center, Mr. Gellert initiated research on the interplay of the various German and Hungarian processes that led to the partial extermination of the Hungarian Jews in 1944. Drawing on the Museum's resources, he sought to understand three main points; how the decision-making process came about at the highest and ministerial levels of the German and Hungarian administration, what were the respective roles of the Eichmann Kommando, the Chief of the Security Police, and the German Plenipotentiary, Veesenmayer in this process, and the stages of radicalization in the countryside. 

Mr. Gellert was residence from October 1, 2017, to May 31, 2018.