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  • History
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Modern Central Europe
  • Nationalism
  • Catholicism
  • Árpád von Klimó is currently working on a transnational historical project focusing on the networks surrounding Cardinal Mindszenty, the head of the Hungarian Catholic Church, who had become a symbol of anti-Communism during the Cold War. The study investigates groups and individuals in Western Europe, Venezuela and South Africa, who invited the cardinal in the second half of the 1970s, exploring their motivations for relating to this anti-Communist martyr in a time of détente between East and West.

    Dr. von Klimó has just finished a research project on the 1942 massacre at Novi Sad, committed by the Hungarian army. This was one of thousands of similar acts of mass violence during World War II and the Holocaust but it became a major site of memory in Hungary, Serbia and Israel. The book, Remembering Cold Days, which will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2018, tells the story of the massacre, the subsequent trials of perpetrators and the fate of survivors, and explains how the painful images and reminders of this cruel incident have shaped Hungarian post-war memory until today.

    Dr. von Klimó’s most recent book, The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700, co-edited with Irina Livezeanu (University of Pittsburgh), was published in 2017.  An updated and completely revised English edition of his book Hungary since 1945 (Routledge) will appear in 2018.

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    Selected Publications

    • Remembering Cold Days

      Remembering Cold Days

      Árpád v. Klimó, Remembering Cold Days: The 1942 Massacre of Novi Sad and Hungarian Politics and Society, 1942-1989 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018)

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    • Hungary since 1945

      Hungary since 1945

      Árpád v. Klimó, Hungary since 1945 (Routledge, 2018)

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    • Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700

      Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700

      Irina Livezeanu and Árpád v. Klimó, ed., The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700 (Routledge, 2017)

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    • Rausch und Diktatur

      Rausch und Diktatur

      Malte Rolf and Árpád v. Klimó, ed., Rausch und Diktatur. Inszenierung, Mobilisierung und Kontrolle in totalitären Systemen (Campus, 2006)

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    • Ungarn seit 1945

      Ungarn seit 1945

      Árpád v. Klimó, Ungarn seit 1945 (Verlag Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2006)

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    • Antiamerikanismus im 20. Jahrhundert

      Antiamerikanismus im 20. Jahrhundert

      Jan C. Behrends, Árpád v. Klimó, and Patrice G. Poutrus, ed., Antiamerikanismus im 20. Jahrhundert. Studien zu Ost- und Westeuropa (Dietz-Verlag, 2005)

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    • Nation, Konfession, Geschichte

      Nation, Konfession, Geschichte

      Árpád v. Klimó, Nation, Konfession, Geschichte. Zur nationalen Geschichtskultur Ungarns im europäischen Kontext (1860-1948) (Oldenbourg, 2003)

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    • Staat und Klientel im 19. Jahrhundert

      Staat und Klientel im 19. Jahrhundert

      Árpád v. Klimó, Staat und Klientel im 19. Jahrhundert. Administrative Eliten in Italien und Preußen im Vergleich (1860-1918) (SH-Verlag, 1997)

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