Gergely Kunt


Gergely Kunt is a social historian and Assistant Professor at the University of Miskolc in Hungary. He has been collecting privately-owned diaries and has acquired numerous unpublished diary manuscripts from the period of the Holocaust and the Communist era. His dissertation was a comparative analysis of the social ideas and prejudices of Jewish and non-Jewish adolescents during the Second World War as reflected in their diaries. Kunt earned his PhD in History at the University of Budapest (ELTE) in 2013.

He is one of the founding members of the European Diary Archives and Collections (EDAC). He was European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) Fellow at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust-Studies in November 2016. 

Publications in English

  1. Wartime Sexual Economy as Seen through a Hungarian Woman’s World War II Diary. Feminist Studies. Volume 43 Number 1 (2017). 108-133.
  2. The Psychological Coping Mechanisms of a Jewish Hungarian Teenager, Lilla Ecséry, as Reflected in Her Diary Written during the Holocaust. Judaica et Holocaustica 7 (Women and World War II). (2016) 69-89.
  3. The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 As Seen Through the Collaborative Illustrated Diaries of Two Preadolescent Boys. Hungarian Cultural Studies. e-Journal of the American Hungarian Educators Association. Volume 9 (2016). 101-121.
  4. Ágnes Zsolt’s Authorship of her Daughter Éva Heyman’s Holocaust Diary Hungarian Studies Review 43. (2016)
  5. The Self-Reflexive Anti-Semitism of a Young Hungarian Woman during and after World War II (1940-1947). Holocaust. Study and Research 8 (2015.) 59-80.
  6. How Do Diaries Begin? The Narrative Rites of Adolescent Diaries in Hungary. The European Journal of Life Writing 4. (2015) 30–55
  7. The Adolescent Diary (1941-1949) of Margit Molnár, a Christian Witness of the Holocaust. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture. Volume 17. 3. (2015)
  8. Ironic Narrative Agency as a Method of Coping with Trauma in the Diary-Memoir of Margit K., a Female Holocaust Survivor. Hungarian Cultural Studies 7. (2014) 28-40.



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