June 3, 2022: Book presentation in Vienna by Andrea Pető

May 20, 2022

Prof. Andrea Pető presents her book Das Unsagbare erzählen. Sexuelle Gewalt in Ungarn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (Telling the Unspeakable. Sexual Violence in Hungary during the Second World War). Translated by Krisztina Kovacs, the book takes up the challenge of telling the story of the mass rapes of women during World War II by German, Soviet, and Hungarian soldiers in Hungary. From a feminist perspective, Andrea Pető asks the following questions: what events and narratives have shaped the collective memory of wartime rape? What contributed to the spiral of silence and unspeakability? And finally, how did the story of wartime rape come to be a much-used weapon on the battlefield of contemporary memory politics? The book will be presented in an event moderated by Clemens Ruthner.

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Fachbereichsbibliothek Germanistik, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna
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