The Wiener Holocaust Library

Tamás Kisantal

Tamás Kisantal is an associate professor at the University of Pécs, Hungary. His main research fields are narrative problems of historical writing, contemporary theory of history, and artistic representations of the Holocaust.

He is the author of three books on the cultural history of the Holocaust memory and representation. His last monograph, Az emlékezet és a felejtés helyi (Places of Memory and Forgetting, 2020), concentrated on the literature of the Holocaust published in Hungary immediately after the war.

His current research project focuses on the cultural memory of Dr. Josef Mengele, mapping interpretational patterns and representational attitudes by which the figure of Mengele, as a symbol of some aspect of the Holocaust, was constituted.