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The 1848/49 Hungarian Revolution and the Jews
Jerusalem, June 1998


Israel Academy of Sciences                    Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Rosenfeld Project on the History of Jews in Hungary and the Habsburg Empire
             Dinur Center, The Hebrew University

        The Fourth Rosenfeld Conference on Hungarian Jewry

           The 1848/49 Hungarian Revolution and the Jews

                     Jerusalem, 2-4 June 1998
        Israel Academy of Sciences, Jabotinsky St., Jerusalem


Opening Session: Tuesday 2 June, 8 PM
Auditorium, Israel Academy of Sciences

                               Istvan Deak
            Columbia University and Hungarian Academy of Sciences

                 Monarchical, National, or Ethnic Loyalty:
      The Dilemma of Hungary's Hungarians and non-Hungarians in 1848-1849


Welcoming Statements

Chair: Israel Levine, Chairman, Dinur Center, Hebrew University
Shaul Shaked, Head of Humanities Section, Israel Academy of Sciences
Zoltan Szasz, Director, Institute of Historical Sciences, Hungarian
        Academy of Sciences
Csejtei Istvan, The Ambassador of Hungary


3 June, Wednesday

Session 2:      9 AM - 10:45 AM
Auditorium or Conference Room, Israel Academy of Sciences

Chair: Zoltan Szasz, Historical Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Aniko Prepuk, Kossuth Lajos University of Debrecen
"The Question of Jewish Emancipation in Hungary before 1848"

Anna Szalai, The Hebrew University
"Whither? The Jewish Intelligentsia on the Eve of the Revolution

Session 3:      11:15 AM - 1 PM

Chair: Dov Kulka, The Hebrew University

Robert Hermann, Military History Institute, Budapest
"Soldiers and Spies: Jewish Participation in the War Effort"

Gyorgy Haraszti, Historical Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
"The Scandal of the Jewish Census of 1848"

Session 4:      3 PM - 4:45 PM

Chair: Jonathan Frankel, The Hebrew University

Zoltan Szasz, Historical Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
"The Thorny Question of Minority Rights: Magyars, the Nationalities
and the Jews"

Michael K. Silber, The Hebrew University
"The Political Dilemmas of Hungarian Jewry: Exit, Voice and Loyalty"

Session 5: 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

The Pearl Rosenfeld Memorial Lecture 1998

Chair: Raphael Vago, Tel Aviv University

Moshe Carmilly, Yeshiva University & Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj
"Transylvanian Jews in the Revolution"


4 June, Thursday

Session 5:       9 AM - 10:45 AM

Chair: Yehuda Don Bar-Ilan University

Jozsef Schweitzer, Rabbinical Seminary, Budapest
"1848/49 in the Collective Memory of Hungarian Jewry"

Judit Frigyesi, Bar-Ilan University
"An Unusual Encounter: Songs of the Hungarian Revolution in the Jewish
Repertoire"

Concluding Session 6: 11:15 AM - 1 PM

Chair: Ezra Mendelsohn The Hebrew University

Andras Gero, ELTE and CEU
"Jews among Hungarians in the Modern Era"

Shlomo Avineri, Jonathan Frankel and Robert Wistrich
Roundtable: "Jews in Movements of National Liberation and Revolution: A
Comparative Perspective"