Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
Without taking anything away >from Steven Grosz's excellent and interesting
report, and not to diminish the stature of Mr. Stark - it would be more
precise to say that Mr. Stark is the expert in the field of Jewish
demographic losses during the Holocaust, and is also among the most
knowledgeable researchers in the study of the Hungarian Holocaust.
Of course, Randolph Braham reigns supreme as the foremost scholar of that
Does anyone know of other serious researchers in this field? There is
Gabi-Bar Shaked and there are a number of Slovakian Holocaust researchers:
Livia Rothkirchen, Gila Fitran, Yeshayahu Yellinek, and Robert Buchler.
Other scholars engaged in Hungarian Jewish studies are Moshe Carmilly
Weinberger in America, Michael Silber and Suzann Nagy at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem, Raphael Vago and Zvi Hartman at Tel Aviv
University. Sadly, a number of scholars have passed away in the last few
years. Within the last fourteen months we have lost Rafael Patai, Jacob Katz
and Yosef Cohen, and in recent years also Eliyahu Gonda, Shmuel Weingarten,
and Yehuda Spiegel. I don't know if Nataniel Katzbug or Bela Vago are still
active. Others who have recently published on Hungarian Jewish history are
Yitzchak Peri (Friedman) and Andrew Handler. I'm sure I have missed some.
Perhaps others can provide additional names or may have additional
information about the scholars mentioned here.