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Hungary in World War II: Caught in the Cauldron

Deborah S. Cornelius


The story of Hungary's participation in World War II is part of a much larger story—one that has never before been fully recounted for a non-Hungarian readership. The dismemberment of the Hungarian Kingdom after its defeat in World War I resulted in the loss of two-thirds of its territory and three-fourths of its population. The loss, confirmed by the Treaty of Trianon, was never fully accepted by the Hungarian population, and the movement for revision of the treaty continued to dominate Hungarian political, social, and economic life. Hungary's geopolitical situation in Central Europe, surroun ... More

Keywords: Hungarian Kingdom, Trianon, lost territories, geopolitical position, Nazi alliance, Soviet occupation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780823233434
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823233434.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah S. Cornelius, author
Rutgers University, emeritus