Budapest Jewish Tour
The Holocaust in Hungary
Szonja is a historian, a teacher and an experienced tour guide, with a deep interest in cultural, social and urban history. A native of Budapest, she has studied and lived extensively in Oxford, Jerusalem and New York. She holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford, and MA degrees from Oxford and Budapest. Her main field of research and interest is Hungarian Jewish history and cultural history, and she is especially intrigued by issues related to changes in national identity and language choice. She has lectured and published extensively in her field, in English, Hungarian, Hebrew and Yiddish. As an educator her passion is to tell the story behind the facts, and as a tour guide to show the stories behind various layers of a city or region - historical, social and architectural alike.
Gréta Süveges holds a BA from ELTE University in Budapest and has finished her MA studies in Jerusalem. Her main interest is in literature, art and cultural history, especially in the context of politics and ideology. She has lived and studied in many cities, including Budapest, Berlin, Saint Petersburg, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem, and is deeply interested in discovering the urban-cultural context of cities. Gréta writes articles and reviews about museums, memory policy, architecture and urban experience, which are most often published in magazines with a focus on culture and museology. She is involved in teaching and various research projects at ELTE University in Budapest related to art, the influence of collective memory and politics on art and museums. Currently she works as a researcher at an architecture studio and starts her studies in urban sociology at the Central European University, Budapest.
Levente's first area of study was Jazz-singing, have studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. His love for history acts as a counterbalance to his training in improvisational music; he finds history fascinating for its emphasis on the factual. Raised in Hungary in a multicultural family, Levente has come to understand the ever-present cultural colorfulness of his native country. As an avid reader of history and politics, his main focus is on cultural history and social science of 19th- and 20th-century Hungary. Lately he is researching the position of Hungary in different periods of modern European history. In his walks, he places an emphasis on objectivity and diverse perspectives, always aiming to look at happenings from above or even from afar.
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