Book Signing in Budapest Honoring Holocaust Hero Colonel Ferenc Koszorus
On March 10, 2015, a book signing and reception introducing the Hungarian edition of a volume in memory of Colonel Koszorus (“Páncélosokkal az életért: Koszorús Ferenc a Holokauszt hőse”), took place in Budapest at the Hungarian Museum of Military History. In July of 1944 Colonel Koszorus volunteered to lead his Hungarian First Armored Division against the gendarmerie who were responsible for the Jewish deportations. His heroic and bold action prevented the deportation of approximately 250,000 Jews from Budapest to certain death to Nazi German camps. Edited by Zsuzsa Hanto and Nora Seeker, the English edition of this volume will be published by Helena History Press LLC in the fall of 2015. Called “one of the great heroes of the Hungarian holocaust” by US Congressman Tom Lantos (deceased) this volume about Koszorus is worthy of attention to all scholars who deal with the history of WWII and it’s aftermath.
Author, Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz, awarded by PAHA
The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) began with the Award Ceremony and Dinner Reception at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, on January 2, 2015. Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz, author of the upcoming book The Assembly of Captive European Nations in American Cold War Politics, was given the Oskar Halecki Award. The Oskar Halecki Award “recognizes an important book or monograph on the Polish experience in the United States” and was presented to Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz of the University of Gdansk, Poland. Link to PAHA >