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Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
History paper by Murádin, János Kristóf (all papers)
Hungarian-Romanian Political Relations in Northern Transylvania Between 1940 and 1944 from the Perspective of the Transylvanian Party
The lecture deals with the problem of changing of the ethnic composition after the Second Vienna Award in Northern Transylvania. It tries to present the relationship between the Hungarians becoming the majority and Romanians the minority in the region, offering an overview of the problem from the political perspective. The activity of the Transylvanian Party (Erdélyi Párt), the most important political formation of the Transylvanians in that time, is analized. The discourse concentrates on the analysis of the party program with special focus on the basic conception of the party regarding ethnic problems in Transylvania. The source material of the lecture consists of special books, studies, essays, memoirs, published recollections, as well as data and articles published in the contemporary press.
Brief Professional Bio:
MURÁDIN, János Kristóf (1980–) – Historian. Studies in Cluj/Kolozsvár (Babeş-Bolyai University, 1999–2003). PhD degree in contemporary history (Babeş–Bolyai University, 2010). Assistant professor at Sapientia University Cluj/Kolozsvár (2008–). Member of the Transylvanian Museum Society (2005–), the „Bolyai” Society (2006–) and the External Public Body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2011-). Subject interests: Hungarian–Romanian relations in the period of the Second World War, activity and role of the Transylvanian Party in the Hungarian political life between 1940 and 1944, deportation of Hungarian civilians from Cluj to the Soviet Union in October 1944 and history of their captivity in Soviet labour- and concentration camps, development of Hungarian minority culture in Romania and the transformations inside the cultural institutions of the Hungarians living in Transylvania between 1944 and 1948.