Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien

Gergely Kunt Ph.D., University of Miskolc, Hungary

Gergely Kunt Ph.D. is a social historian and Assistant Professor at the University of Miskolc, Hungary. Kunt teaches the social history of Hungary and East Central Europe. His dissertation was a comparative analysis of the social imaginaries and prejudices of Jewish and Christian adolescents during World War II in Hungary as reflected in their diaries. Kunt earned his PhD in history at the University of Budapest (ELTE) in 2013. He has been collecting privately-owned diaries and has acquired numerous unpublished diary manuscripts from the period of the Holocaust and the Communist era. In his new project he explores the worldviews of the generation of Austrian and Hungarian adolescents born in the interwar period through a comparative analysis of the mentalities of adolescent diarists.