Remembering Rape: Divided Social Memory and the Red Army in Hungary 1944-1945

  title={Remembering Rape: Divided Social Memory and the Red Army in Hungary 1944-1945},
  author={James Mark},
  journal={Past \& Present},
  pages={133 - 161}
  • J. Mark
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • History
  • Past & Present
During the Soviet occupation of Budapest at the end of the Second World War, it is estimated that around Wfty thousand women in Budapest were raped by soldiers from the Red Army.1 After Berlin, the women of Budapest suffered in greater numbers than those of any other Central or Eastern European capital. This was partly because it was defended, was subjected to a drawn-out siege, and the civilian population was not evacuated. Moreover, Hungary’s alliance with the Axis powers meant that the… 

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