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November 13, 2013, Year 4, Issue 39

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Round Table Page 2 Short Hungary News Page 2 & 3 Response by the HU government Page 3 CEU Debate Society Page 4 Giorgio Perlasca Page 5 Film Review: Who Will Be a Gurkha? Page 6 Verzio Film Festival Page 6 & 7 Cartoon Page 7 Upcoming events & Puzzle Page 8

Above: Short Hungary News - A sculpture of Miklos Horthy has been erected near CEU‘s main campus Left: The 10th Verzio Festival is over but we keep going. See film review and interview on page 6 & 7.

Above: Homelessness in Hungary - What does the government say? Left: Media Freedom Impressions from the informal CMCS meeting with Dunja Mijatović

Hungarian Expression Original: Nem a szakáll teszi a filozófust. Translation: It is not the beard that makes the philosopher.


the CEU Weekly COMMUNITY

November 13, 2013, Year 4, Issue 39

Informal roundtable discussion with Dunja Mijatović One of the things that I enjoy tmost about the CEU is the possibility to meet and discuss with practicing professionals. Moreover, in an atmosphere where there are no politically correct or wrong answers. This informal roundtable discussion was a perfect example of that.On October 31, we had the opportunity to meet Dunja Mijatović in the Gellner room. Dunja is OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. This event was organized by the Center for Media and Communication Studies. This body of the OSCE deals with journalists’ safety and internet freedom. It can be called the only international media watchdog in the world because it monitors 57 countries. The OSCE members countries often refer to each other as club of democracies. However, Dunja Mijatović, in a very straightforward manner, pointed out that she often disagrees. In her opinion you cannot call yourself a democracy if you have issues with human rights compliance. She stated that today Russia and Macedonia are her two greatest worries. However, Dunja Mijatović also highlighted that Western countries, who are old democracies and have old traditions with the press, are no longer the perfect role models either. For example, the United Kingdom’s new press self-regulation body is a serious set-back to media freedom in the country in the opinion of Dunja Mijatović. The participants laughed when Dunja pointed out that she always has to return to her strongest tool: Shaming. She thinks that this is more effective than silent diplomacy and has more measurable outcomes. She joked that when the last representative left and she came into office, many diplomats were praising that with her a polite lady had arrived. This has not happened and Dunja

laughed that now diplomats want the old representative back. It was surprising to hear that her team does not make a show when they have freed confined journalists. In a sense it would be a good advertisement for their body to increase media attention. Yet, they are trying to have a profile as low as possible because they maybe just have to go back at one point. So it does make sense to maintain cordial relationships with diplomats and countries. Just some of the discussion topics from the informal roundtable were outlined here. For me this was one of the most interesting afternoons that I have had in the CEU. I strongly encourage other students to join this kind of events in the future. Besides that, CMCS usually offer snacks for the hungry students and the food is simply super delicious. More Information on Dunja Mijatović and the OSCE can be found here: www.osce.org. During the semster the Center for Media and Communication Studies hosts a lunchtime "Media and Change Discussion Series" on a regularly (usually biweekly) basis. Topics and dates can be found here: www.cmcs.ceu.hu. Karl Haljasmets Estonia Public Policy

Short News from Hungary Editorial note: On the reasons of controversies around the person and politics of Miklos Horthy see a more detailed article in our On the 3rd of November, a nice Sunday morning, a sculpture of next issue. Miklos Horthy (authoritarian governor of Hungary between 192044) was inaugurated in a Calvinist church of Budapest on Sza- So far 142 national tobacco shops closed badság tér, very close to CEU. The inauguration was organized by Lóránt Hegedűs, Clavinist priest - well-known for his radical right- If you smoke, you may have noticed that recently in Hungary one can buy cigarettes (legally) only in the network of the so called ist legacy - and „Jobbik”, the strongest radical rightist party of “national tobacco shops”. If you do not smoke, you might have still present-day Hungary. In anticipation of this event, by means of a been informed about this in The CEU Weekly (See: For health, spontaneous Facebook campaign, a protest had been organized morals and profits by a disgruntled smoker in our 37th issue). The a day earlier. Participants were invited to wear the yellow Star of alleged goals of introducing this new system – largely criticized David which Jews were forced to wear in 1944-45 due to racial for the corrupt process of assigning the permits to run them – legislation approved by Horthy. While 150 people joined the were to reduce smoking among underage people and to improve sculpture-inauguration ceremony, 600 people protested it with health conditions of the population in general. Whereas prices of banners saying “Horthy is our shame” displayed both in English tobacco and cigarettes increased and illegal cigarette import and and Romanian and with images showing Horthy chit-chatting with trade reach previously unseen peaks, apparently the original Hitler in a car. The governing, allegedly central-rightist Fidesz goals are not being achieved either. The office for consumer proparty disapproved this sculpture inauguration arguing that it could tection closed down 142 national tobacco shops so far because of provide new grounds on which foreign liberal and leftist press the selling tobacco to underage customers. More than 200 irregumay criticize Hungary. Luckily, the protest against it raised attenlarities were discovered during 2600 controls and altogether 25 tion and awareness; the Hungarian Calvinist Church itself has demillion HUF of penalties imposed. clared disapproval of Lóránt Hegedűs for allowing a political event to take place in a church and for supporting hate speech. Continue reading on page 3.

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the CEU Weekly HUNGARY NEWS

November 13, 2013, Year 4, Issue 39

MP guilty for domestic violence does not want to leave the Parliament On April 28, József Balogh MP beat his partner so gravely that she had to be treated in a hospital for more than 8 days with a broken nose and cheekbone and various other injuries. He denied having hurt her, alleging instead that she had tripped and fallen over their blind dog. Apparently, she did not see the dog approaching them as they exited their car, since she was drunk, following a night spent at a wedding. He held this shameful lie for months. His party (Fidesz) pressured him to leave the party fraction in Parliament and the party distanced itself from him. Nevertheless, Balogh has remained a member of parliament as an independent representative. The parliament suspended his immunity on September 16, and in early November Balogh underwent interrogation and admitted that he had indeed hit his partner. On November 6, Fidesz entirely dismissed him from the party. Although his leaving the parliamentary fraction would not abolish his party membership, he was called to redraw himself from the political sphere. He yet continues his political career.

The Blind Komodor gained notoriety regarding the alleged fall of MP Balogh‘s partner. Balogh used the poor animal as a cover up for the beating of his partner. Image: ARC Magazin

Ágnes Kelemen Hungary Nationalism Studies

Response of the Hungarian government to the so-called criminalization of homeless people The Hungarian government feels deep sadness after being accused of misusing all its might against those who are themselves powerless. Therefore we want to respond to the allegations regarding the socalled criminalization of homeless people. Is it not a great crime to deprave someone who owns little of his sole possession? If one owns only one lamb is not worse to take it from him than to take it from the rich man who owns the flocks of herd? Is not the crime even more serious when freedom is everything one has and we simply take it away? If we agree, than it must be also true that Hungarian government imprisoning homeless people does not deserve anything but disdain. Alas, our dear constitution protects freedom as one of the sacred values and so this government does. And for a good reason. Freedom provides the basis for all other rights. One cannot really live as he wishes if he is enslaved or even imprisoned. Yet everyone will agree that in fact there is a difference between freedom of the rich, freedom of the poor, not mentioning the freedom of the homeless. Therefore, we have to pose the question: “Are the homeless people truly free and equal when their existence is reduced to mere survival?” People without home often find themselves locked in a vicious circle of despair. Without decent shelter and means of subsistence they become slaves of outer circumstances. They freeze being unable to challenge the hostility of weather, weakened by malnutrition they are not able to resist trivial illnesses. Moreover, many of them are addicted to various drugs thus condemned to perish under their devastating yoke. Our government simply tries to Image: ARC Magazin remove these weighty shackles and allow every person to be genuinely free in his pursuit for happiness. For us it is simply not enough that all people are free and equal in the eyes of the law when they are not as a matter of fact. Therefore the task of our government is not only to restrain ourselves from actions depraving one of his freedoms, but also their active protection. Hence we are equally mandated not to deprave man of his fortunes as we are mandated to reach out our arm to those who need it.

What may look as arbitrary imprisonment of homeless people is in fact a rehabilitative detention. Our government only solemnly tries to advert more suffering of this discrete and insular minority. Yes, we temporary limit their freedom to prevent their permanent enslavement and even pitiful death. However, we provide those people during their stay in rehabilitation facilities with sanitary conditions, all the medical care and warm food. Moreover, we offer them means to get rid of their addictions. We give them opportunity to absolve various courses raising their qualification on the job market. The possibility to start live anew is offered to those people wretched by misfortunes. Guided by providence of our constitution we do not want to leave those poverty-stricken persons in their undignified misery. Because if there is striking inequality in freedoms how can we say that every person is treated with same worth? Our true intention is thus to restore their freedoms so they can become equal members of the community and cease to be its despised outcasts. This is not mandated only by constitution ordering to give everyone the same value, the same worth, the same dignity, but also by the common-sense. One may legitimately ask if it is not enough to build shelters for needy where all the care will be given to them. Sadly, we do not see any other option than to insist on solution. People forced to live in the street for the long time get use to their misery and lack the will and discipline to step-out of their shadowy existence. At some stage help must be simply given to them even against their free will, so they can regain their self-respect. What may seem from the short-term perspective as discriminatory, cruel and derogatory incarceration appears from long-term view as beneficial both for society and individual. Well aware of malicious attacks and disrespect for our measures we will nevertheless not abandon our duties and together with them those who need our help the most. Therefore we would stay firm and reverently dedicated to our cause, for we justly believe in its righteousness. If we will be denoted as paternalistic, we will take it as a compliment. For we know that we are using all the power entrusted to us by our people for their common good. Erik Kotlárik Legal Studies Slovakia Editorial note: This article is an imagined answer of the Hungarian government in response to the recent outrage regarding the treatment of homeless people in Budapest and Hungary. Page 3


the CEU Weekly COMMUNITY

November 13, 2013, Year 4, Issue 39

The Art of Debating – Meet the CEU Debate Society The CEU Debate Society and The CEU Weekly is launching a series of publications covering the issues the CEU Debate Society engages itself during its weekly practices. As an introduction we made an interview with the President and the VicePresident of the Debate Society, Zsófia Murányi and Endre Borbáth.

strongly disagree with! Endre: I would also emphasize the role of structure and engagement. In our debates, precisely because of their competitive nature, you have to listen to the other side’s argument because if you do not rebut them you remain isolated in the debate and eventually you might lose. You have to make sure that you formulate your own TCW: What is the mission of the CEU De- arguments as clearly as possible so the bate Society? judges and your opponents know what you Zsófi: Our main meant and they engage with your points. goal is to equip students with some TCW: Who can participate? of the skills which Zsófi: Absolutely anyone, whether or not don't always re- you have previous experience in debating. ceive enough em- We are lucky to welcome not only current phasis in the stan- students but also many CEU alumni, people dard curriculum. from other Budapest universities as well as Competitive uni- some ambitious high school students at our versity debating is practices. an academic sort TCW: How can someone interested learn of sports, an exer- more? Where can we find you? cise in critical think- Zsófi: Our Facebook page features a ing, active listen- schedule of upcoming practices (just search ing, public speaking, engagement and ar- for CEU Debate Society.) We also post gumentation. We hold weekly practice de- regular updates there and on our mailing bates to acquaint students with these skills. list. Interested students can send an email to We also participate in international de- debate@ceu.hu. bate tournaments and organize our own! TCW: What competitions have CEU teams Endre: Besides all these, we usually debate already participated in this year? How questions which are fun to ask. For instance did it go? last time, the motion was “provided we Endre: We have the technology this house would erase have been to the memories of bad relationships” or pre- Split Open in viously we debated whether technology Croatia, where should be used to lower our level of IQ, so both CEU’s and we experience less anxiety in our every- Corvinus Univerday life. Both the pro side, the government sity’s teams -, and the con, the opposition benches are made their way coming up with arguments and try to con- into the final vince the judges about their perspective. In debate of the every instance the debate is something tournament. We which inspires you to think outside of the also went to box, and to challenge your own views. Of Belgrade Open, where we got close to course, we also have more serious motions, breaking into the semifinal. Then, we oron current affairs, international relations, ganized in collaboration with the Global economy, etc. Debate and Public Policy Challenge program a debate tournament in Budapest, TCW: How are the debates you are doing where CEU’s team broke into the semifinal. different from the debates CEU students And in August we went to the European have at the RC’s Bambus Bar? Debating Championship in Manchester Zsófi: Our debates are very structured, where we experienced how competitive everyone has to adhere to a set of formal debating looks like in one of the most presrules and time constraints. But these rules tigious tournaments. don't merely exist for their own sake – they Zsófi: Additionally, the first tournament of serve to create better, clearer debates and the current semester, the Vienna Freshers' a more systematic process of improving has just finished this past weekend. Two of personal skills. Additionally, in our debates our newest members bravely took part afyou are assigned a position randomly, so ter less than two months of training, and we you may have to defend a view you are very proud of them! Page 4

TCW: What motivated you personally to get involved in the CEU Debate Society? Zsófi: I've always been a bit of a squabbler, I like to argue for argument's sake, but I also had a huge problem with stage fright. When members of the Debate Society came to hold a demonstration debate at my previous university, I was very impressed and wanted to learn to express ideas on controversial issues with the strength and eloquence I saw in the speakers there. My current motivation after two years' experience as a debater is to become a good trainer and help spread the values of debating. Endre: I first heard about academic debating in Romania, and I was very much interested in the movement, since the whole idea of having a structured clash of ideas on a topic of general interest seemed more than appealing. I had a blog at the time, plus I was writing articles for a news website, and I guess I thought of debating as something which complements all these and eventually helps me with formulating my ideas more clearly. At the time, I did not have any available debate societies to join, so when I came to CEU this was among my priorities and signing up for them was one of the first things I did at the Welcome Afternoon. TCW: Besides the regular meetings what other activities have you planned for this year? Endre: We will organize the Budapest Open debate tournament which is the biggest student organized events at CEU targeting non-CEU students. In March 2014 we will have the third edition of the tournament which in previous years was attended by more than 100 teams, from approx. 45 countries, representing Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Canada and the United States. It is organized on a voluntary basis in collaboration with Corvinus and ELTE universities’ debate societies, with the goal of promoting debating in Hungary, and providing the opportunity to our debaters to take part in one of the best European international tournaments without leaving their beloved Budapest. Zsófi: We would also like to hold a series of policy debates on current affairs of interest to the CEU community. Interview by Julia Michalsky, History, Germany


the CEU Weekly CULTURE

November 13, 2013, Year 4, Issue 39

Follow an Italian Hero and Learn about Budapest! Why is the person of Giorgio Perlasca so important for Italians, Hungarians, and for universal history? First of all he saved the lives of 5200 Hungarian Jews in Budapest during the Nazi and Arrow-Cross terror of 1944 and 1945 by forging thousands of fake safe-conducts (“Schutzpass”), by moving entire Jewish families to so called “protected houses” and by continuously preventing roundups in such buildings. However, his story is a bit more complex, which makes it more instructive. He was originally a Fascist, who fought in the Spanish Civil War on Franco’s side. That made it possible for him to find connections to Spanish Embassies whenever and wherever he wanted. So, when being in Budapest in the autumn of 1944 – opposing Mussolini’s North Italian Republic of Salò allied with Nazi Germany - he utilized his merits earned on the Fascist side of the Spanish Civil War to get connected to the Spanish Ambassador in Budapest who could issue safe-conducts for Jews as a representative of a neutral country. However, with the Soviet army approaching Budapest from the East and the Nazi-allied Arrow-Cross government fleeing Budapest westwards, the Spanish ambassador left Budapest and Perlasca made himself independent from anybody, pretended to be a substitute of the Spanish Ambassador which he was not, and used the stamps of the embassy left behind. So, he was a man of Fascist political conviction, who once facing what the allies of Mussolini’s Italy were doing against humanity, did everything he could do to save lives. He became a righteous man just as simply as many people became perpetrators or bystanders. He broke all the laws imposed on him to serve universal ethics. As he claimed in an interview much later: it was simply what every sane people should have done, nothing special. Photo of Giorgio Perlasca: His righteousness was just as banal, as Eichmann’s evilness accordwww.deliberatelyconsidered.com ing to Hannah Arendt’s theory on the banality of evil. Indeed, one 2013 is a year of many noble causes, among others the of the biographies on Perlasca is titled “the Banality of Goodyear of the “Hungarian-Italian Cultural Season” dedicated to the ness”. friendship between the two countries first of all in cultural terms. Such seasons and years claimed as “special” - involving special Ágnes Kelemen, financial involvement of governmental institutions - lead us to ask Nationalism Studies, “Well, and what about culture/friendship among nations/ Hungary whatever is the noble cause, in all the other years?”. At the same time they really make sponsors more willing to finance projects and remind public opinion of important issues from time to time. One very important result of the “Hungarian-Italian Cultural Season” 2013 is the launching of a new educational projects titled “Budapest, Itinerary of Memory-On the Tracks of Giorgio Perlasca” (“Budapest, Itinerario della Memoria - sulle orme di Giorgio Perlasca") aiming to familiarize Italian students both with a hero, a Righteous among the Nations of Italian origin and the history of the Holocaust. Budapest is a popular destination of school excursions among Italian high schools, so the idea at the core of the project is that numerous Italian teenagers could learn about an important Italian hero, if these excursions to Budapest would be utilized in an educational way. As it is known, in the case of children and youth informal education – one of its methods is visiting places, where history actually happened – is usually much more efficient than teaching from only textbooks. In the framework of this new project a memorial excursion including all the places of Budapest connected to the Italian diplomat Giorgio Perlasca will be part of the students’ program. The project was Sculpture of Giorgio Perlasca in Budapest. launched in Venice this September and also presented in Budapest Image: artes-liberales.hu in late October in the presence of Perlasca’s son. Page 5


the the CEU Weekly CULTURE—Verzio Festival

November 13, 2013, Year 4, Issue 39

Who Will Be a Gurkha? – Thoughts After a Movie parent”, meaning that recruiters cannot be bribed into favoring any applicants. This assurance, however, is repeated often enough that one may start growing suspicious whether or not it is even true. The militia chooses 300 men from all the applicants who are later Image: www.militaryphotos.net transferred to a training camp where the second phase of selection takes want to be professional soldiers vocationplace. The final round consists of much more ally. It is also important to mention that demanding physical and psychological ex- once a gurkha is retired he obtains the Britercises. For instance, boys have to carry ish citizenship, and is entitled to settle down baskets weighing close to 25kg through in Britain and receive a monthly allowance forests in the mountain in 45 minutes. This is for life. So huge is this opportunity in the the hard- eyes of young Nepalese boys that these est task young men are willing to risk their lives in a of all. foreign nation’s army. It is worth thinking about O n l y a r o u n d why these men choose to serve under the 1 8 0 Union Jack instead of trying to “raise up” y o u n g their country by staying, learning and men are working there. Many of them face oppresf i n a l l y sion due to the still existing caste system in chosen to their society. Once they are born into a serve in caste, it is nearly impossible to break out, the Bri- unless they choose to be part of the Brigade of gade, where origin does not seem to matG u r k h a s ter at all. It was sad seeing how these within the hardly 18 or 19-year-old boys were cryB r i t i s h ing and became so desperate upon being Army. The rejected in the selection process. Finally, ’ l u c k y quite controversial is the scene when the ones’ are successfully admitted new gurkhas ceremot h e n niously take an oath in the presence of their taken to relatives and are saluted in front of the Image: www.dailymail.co.uk t h e photo of Queen Elizabeth II at the very end of the movie. These men might never return The selection process has been the United Kingdom where they get their offiback to Nepal to see their relatives again, cial training before they are sent to Afsame since the 1900s, as black and white because hopelessness and necessity has ghanistan, Iraq or to other regions smitten film extracts from the beginning of the 20th forced them from home into the arms of by war. century have shown in the documentary. Many boys apply 2 or 3 times in war and death in distant terrains. The boys have to perform several exerEszter Kajtár, cises to demonstrate their physical capabili- their lives, basically each year, to get into Hungary, ties as soldiers. They must pass medical the Brigade. At interviews they admit that Public Administration examinations and be deemed intellectually the main reason why they apply is because eligible to serve under the British flag. The they have no other possibilities in Nepal recruiting staff is composed of former and due to poverty and lack of job opportuni- More information about the gurkhas is recent gurkhas as well as British army offi- ties. Serving as a gurkha in the British Army available on the British Army’s website: cials. The Nepalese recruitment officer is well honored. Other young men want to www.army.mod.uk/gurkhas/27856.aspx ‘Sahid’ emphasizes several times in the film help their families to reduce the debt they More information about the movie is availthat the procedure is “free, fair and trans- hoarded up over time. Only few of them able here: www.taskovskifilms.com/film/ The 10th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival took place last week, running five days from Tuesday, November 5. The Nepalese documentary Who Will Be a Gurkha?, directed by Kesang Tseten, was screened on Saturday at Cirko-Gejzir cinema. The film is a Nepalese, British, Norwegian and Finnish 2012 coproduction. But who are those gurkhas? Nepalese gurkha form the elite military group of the British Army since World War I. The British preferred using gurkha corps in wars, since these young men are exceptionally tenacious and move easily in the most dangerous terrains and battlefields. Although the colonial system has long been over, the gurkha corps continue recruiting young men between the age of 17 and 21. The recruitment process of gurkhas is very strict and has several rounds in Nepal. Roughly 8,000 men present themselves each year in Pokhara, where the selection procedure takes place.

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the the CEU Weekly CULTURE –Verzio Festival

November 13, 2013, Year 4, Issue 39

Interview with a Verzio volunteer CEU Weekly caught up with a CEU student last week to find out how she is helping with the Verzio Film Festival. This year, Silvija Bumbak, from the History department, is a student jury member for Verzio. What are you doing for Verzio? I am student jury member - this year, one of 5. There are around 60 films being shown for the festival and our job is to look at those films that have been pre-selected. These films, around 13 this year, all deal with human rights. As jury members, we have to see all of these films, coming from all over the world. Basically, we discuss the films, decide on the best one, and finally pick a winner for best human rights documentary film of the festival – the prize money is 100,000 HUF. The winner is announced at the closing ceremony. Of course, we have to submit a draft statement arguing why we have chosen that particular film – this will not be too long, but will be read out at the closing ceremony on Sunday as well. The criteria we set, before we started watching the films, concentrates primarily on the film’s originality/novelty, how successful the director and filmmakers delivers the intended message (i.e. presents the issue of human rights), we consider the universality of the problem (who it affects, where and why) – as well the equally important technical aspects; the editing/format/ directorial style etc, and finally the impact the film has on the audience (the hardest thing to judge!). How are you finding the experience? A bit hectic. This is an important year for Verzio, its 10 year anniversary. For me, the experience of being a student jury member is

something new. I haven’t been involved in something like this before, meaning that I have never formally reviewed/judged movies in this way. So far, I’m finding it definitely improves your argumentative skills (we will have our major discussion on Sunday, narrow it to five and then pick the winner). Hopefully we will all agree! We meet and discuss briefly after each movie, and it’s nice to get a chance to do something you enjoy. I’ve never been particularly involved with documentaries before either, so it’s a different genre to explore and discuss. Plus, being a jury member means free entrance to the movies, which isn’t bad at all! What do you think about the Verzio film festival? As I mentioned, I haven’t previously been so engaged with documentary films. This year, I’ve really enjoyed watching them. Now I have a different standpoint on the whole idea of documentaries and the idea behind them. Especially when you are watching them – 3 or 4 per day – it can really change your perspective. You feel the weight of the issues being presented – some of them I find relevant, some were less broadly relevant. Gain an idea of the idea of authenticity (though of course, some documentaries are in some senses more staged and pre-prepared). Now I would put documentary films ahead of other genres in potential for presenting actual problems. I would highly encourage others to apply to be a jury member next year, and of course, to check out the films. Interview by Imogen Bayley, New Zealand, History

Cartoon by Eriksson: Happy Harvest

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he Weethe CEU Weekly PUZZLE

November 13, 2013, Year 4, Issue 39

Upcoming events Beat Generation / Allen Ginsberg “This is not, in a classic sense, an exhibition, where works are hung on walls, but far more a visual and acoustic anthology…”, announces French curator, Jean-Jacques Lebel, the next show at the Ludwig Museum. For two months the world of the American Beat Generation will be visible and audible through performances, films, texts, photos, discussions, reproductions and unpublished documents in Budapest. Dates: 9 November 2013 – 12 January 2014 Location: Ludwig Múzeum – Museum of Contemporary Art More information: www.ludwigmuseum.hu

More information:www.atriumfilmszinhaz.hu www.facebook.com/ events/276661762458663/? ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

“False Testimony” - Hajnal Németh and Zoltán Kékesi OSA’s Centralis Gallery presents a contemporary art exhibition on the Tiszaeszlár Trial of 1883. During the case, local Jewish men were accused with the ritual murder of a 14-year-old girl, Eszter Solymosi. This is the moment of 19 th century history, when modern Anti-Semitism in Hungary was born. Central pieces of the exhibition are videos reenacting the key scenes of the trial – placed in a 21th century Hungarian office. A series of photographs also directs attention to the present by showing the contemporary right-wing cult of Eszter Solymosi. Dates: 15 November – 15 December 2013 Budapest Secret Theatre: Ancient History Location: OSA Archivum –Galéria Centrális Love comedy performed in English about mod- More information: www.osaarchivum.org ern relationships by American playwright David Ives. At first glance, it seems that Ruth and Jack ArtBazaar are perfectly suited. However, when things are The gift giving season is around the corner, so getting serious, it turns out that their dreams why don’t you already start looking? Various and views of the world are not compatible. Will local designers will sell their handmade prodthey break up or marry each other? Find out in ucts at the ArtBazaar at MűvelődésiSzint. So the Atrium Theatre on 23 November. take a chance at getting something more creaDates: 23 November & 5 December 2013 tive than a box of chocolates for your Mom and Location: Atrium Film-Színház a pair of socks for your father.

Dates: 17 December 2013 Location:Blaha Lujza tér 1,1085 Budapest More information: www.muszi.org/? event=artbazaar-3 Flea VINIPYCH - more than just fashion! This evening is organized to help collect donations for children with autism. Share your old skirts and dresses with other guests, and get an opportunity to donate 20% of the profit to the Flora Foundation. It is requested to send a photo and information about the dress that you would like to sell to the following email: flea.vinipych@gmail.com. Dates:14 December 2013, 18:30 Location:85 Király utca 1/2, 1077 Budapest More information: www.facebook.com/ events/218554714935669/?source=1 Alexandra Kocsis, Medieval Studies, Hungary Julia Michalsky, History, Germany

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additional materials on our blog as well: www.ceuweekly.blogspot.hu Editor in Chief: Ágnes Kelemen Authors of this issue: Imogen Bayley, Karl Haljasmets, Eszter Kajtár, Ágnes Kelemen, Alexandra Kocsis, Erik Kotlárik, Julia Michalsky, Olha Pushchak Proofreading and language editing: Philippe-Edner Marius, Ruth Pinto Distribution places: Reception of Nádor 9, Nádor 11, Nádor 15; Library, Cloakroom, TopTen Campus Cafe, CEU Dorm. Page 8


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