Women in Hungarian politics, 1945-1951

TitleWomen in Hungarian politics, 1945-1951
Publication TypeBook
AuthorsPető, A.
PublisherEast European Monographs
Place of PublicationBoulder

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Based on extensive primary source material and oral history interviews, this book is the first comprehensive study of women´s political involvement in post-World War II Hungary. It addresses the impact of the spread of communism and describes how some key organizations, such as the Feminist Association, various Jewish women´s societies, and the women´s section of the Social Democratic and Smallholders´ Party gradually ceased to exist and were replaced by a single communist-dominated women´s organization. The book includes a case study of women who entered the police force, a profession previously closed to them. A chapter is devoted to the life stories of communist women activists appointed to key positions after 1945.

Department of Gender Studies