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Mr. László Csősz

Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow
"Civil Servants and Civilians in the Anti-Jewish Campaign in Hungary, 1944"

Professional Background

Mr. László Csősz received an M.A. in history, ethnology, and Hungarian studies from the University of Szeged in Hungary, and an additional M.A. in central European history from Central European University in Budapest. During his fellowship, he was a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Szeged. For his Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research, Mr. Csősz conducted research on “Civil Servants and Civilians in the Anti-Jewish Campaign in Hungary, 1944.”

Mr. Csősz’s publications include, “Land Reforms and Race Protection: The Implementation of the Fourth Jewish Law,” in The Holocaust in Hungary Sixty Years Later in European Perspective (2005) and, “Antisemitismus und agrarpolitik: Die Landreformen von 1942” [Anti-Semitism and Agrarian Policy: The 1942 Land Reforms] in Ungarn und der Holocaust. Kollaboration, Rettung und Trauma (2005). He is the recipient of research grants from the J. and O. Winter Fund and The Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies. Mr. Csosz was an advisor and contributor to the Rivard Productions documentary The Angel of Budapest on Raoul Wallenberg (1912-1947) who helped to save thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. He was also a contributor to the Hungarian National Museum’s permanent Holocaust exhibition in Budapest and the Swedish Government’s Living History Project.

Fellowship Research

While in residence at the Center, Mr. Csősz adopted Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg’s classical distinctions of perpetrators, bystanders, and victims to study the state of Hungarian-Jewish relations by conducting an important comparison and analysis of different regional and local instances of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust in Hungary.

Mr. Csősz was in residence at the Mandel Center from March 1 to July 30, 2007.