Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The impact of racism on one Hungarian family

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  • Everyone


G13 (Green Room), Headington Hill Hall, Headington Campus, Headington Hill site


A special lecture with guest speaker Agnes Grunwald-Spier.

Agnes Grunwald-Spier was born in Budapest in July 1944. She was in the Budapest Ghetto with her mother after a whim of fate saved them from deportation. Her parents brought her to England in 1947 and she studied at Oxford Brookes University when it was called Oxford Polytechnic (1963-66). 30 years later, with three sons, she did an MA in Holocaust Studies at Sheffield University. Since then she has published two books on the Holocaust and is writing a third about women’s Holocaust experiences. Her latest book (see below) is the highly acclaimed Who Betrayed the Jews?  — a ground-breaking study that examines the various ways Jews were betrayed by their fellow countrymen during the  Holocaust.She was a magistrate for 30 years. She was honoured by the Queen with an MBE for ‘services to Holocaust awareness’ in 2016 and Sheffield University will be giving her an Honorary Doctor of Letters in January 2018 for her work on the Holocaust.

To find out more about Agnes, visit: http://www.agnesgrunwaldspier.com/