Press Room

Közlemény | Announcement
Posted: 06/June/2014
Kétségeink mellett és ellenére, elfogadva az Origo ajánlatát, egyelőre úgy döntöttünk, hogy a „Menetrend- 1944” blogot, amíg a lehetőségek és a tisztesség ezt engedi, továbbra is az Origon közöljük.
The first phase of Europeana 1989 in Hungary is over
Posted: 02/June/2014
OSA is the project leader of Europeana 1989 in Hungary. During May 2014, the staff of OSA working on the Europeana 1989 project conducted twocollection campaigns in Hungary. These campaigns took place on May 23–24 at the SZTE Klebelsberg Library, and on May 30–31 in Sopron, in closecooperation with the staff of the Museum of Sopron.
Book Launch
Posted: 26/May/2014

The book launch of The Milosevic Trial: An Autopsy by Timothy Williams Waters. This is the first cross-disciplinary examination of the longest, most controversial war crimes trial of the modern era, and its contested legacy for the growing fields of international criminal law and post-conflict justice.

yellow-star house sticker
Posted: 21/May/2014
On May 20, OSA Archivum hosted a meeting for the diplomatic representatives of states and organizations which played a role in saving the lives of Jews in 1944, or which have links to specific yellow-star houses.
Deportation 1944
Posted: 15/May/2014
Edited by OSA historian András Mink, the "Menetrend 1944" (Timetable) Hungarian-language blog on news portal follows the daily deportations of almost half a million Jews from the Hungarian countryside, May 14 - July 19, seventy years ago.
Posted: 09/May/2014

Europeana 1989 ( is a project of the Europeana Digital Library which aims at creating a unique European public archive of the political changes of 1989. It is set to gather digital content from its users through a variety of methods, including collection campaigns and online participation. Relevant documents and objects, along with accompanying stories, are uploaded to a website and pinned to an interactive map.

Yellow-Star Houses organizers' meeting at OSA, May 7
Posted: 30/April/2014

Meeting to introduce ourselves, discuss our experiences to date, and share ideas and plans with one another.

CEU Bp100 in 2014
Posted: 22/April/2014
The fourth annual celebration of 100-year-old buildings of Budapest takes place this weekend, April 26-27, 2014. Originally launched by OSA and hosted by KÉK Contemporary Architectural Center, dozens of centenary buildings will open their gates to visitors, putting on public and educational programs. This year, the CEU building is also taking part.
KIM plaque
Posted: 22/April/2014
On Thursday April 17, OSA presented the Yellow-Star Houses project at an informal event for the international press.
Posted: 08/April/2014
April 8, 2014. The International Roma Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of Roma culture, and to highlight the difficulties that these people face in this part of the world.
Posted: 08/April/2014
Yellow-Star Houses press conference on April 2, 2014, presented the historical context, rationale and plans behind the program aimed at all residents of Budapest today, and introduced preparations for the city-wide commemorations on June 21, 2014. 
Re Verzio Film Series – A World Not Ours
Posted: 27/March/2014

Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, this intimate portrait shows the lives of three generations in exile in the Ain el-Helweh camp. Imbued with nostalgia and striking a wide range of emotional notes, A World Not Ours is more than a family portrait: it is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging and friendship.

Posted: 24/March/2014

International Conference
March 7-8, 2014 at the Open Society Archives, Budapest.

The conference was organized by OSA Archivum to bridge the gap between contemporary digital archival practices and academic theory regarding the image of—and the images in—the archive. The Conference organizers, Ioana Macrea-Toma and Oksana Sarkisova, started from a presumption that the potential of new technologies can be best understood by studying the historicity of visual practices and historical imaginations. Given the growing role of visual material in both researching and presenting historical data, the event brought together scholars and specialists in the fields of history, archival science, media studies, film studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and design, and proved to be a successful interdisciplinary event.

Re Verzio Film Series – Camp 14
Posted: 21/March/2014

Marc Wiese's documentary is both a powerful story of survival and an evocative character study, showing the feelings of guilt, anger, remorse and complicity that are shared between both abused and abuser. With extremely rare footage taken inside a prison camp, Camp 14 is a once-seen, never forgotten experience.

Posted: 17/March/2014

Join us at OSA on Wednesday, March 19 for a live streaming of a one-day conference held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, "The Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years Later." Attendance is free.

Re Verzio Film Series – Rent a Family INC.
Posted: 13/March/2014

Ryuichi runs a small Japanese company, "I Want To Cheer You Up Ltd." – from his cell phone and laptop. Ryuichi and his employees are professional stand-ins, part of a growing service industry in Japan that rents out fake spouses, best men, relatives, friends, colleagues, boyfriends and girlfriends, all to spare their clients’ embarrassment at social functions such as weddings, funerals, or other family gatherings.

Re Verzio Film Series – In the Shadow of the Sun
Posted: 07/March/2014

Filmed over six years, In The Shadow Of The Sun tells the story of two albino men as they attempt to follow their dreams in the face of prejudice and fear in Tanzania.

Nagydiofa 13
Posted: 06/March/2014
On the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust, OSA Archivum remembers a tragic and shameful chapter of Budapest's past by exploring the history of the “yellow-star” houses. Our English-language Yellow-Star Houses website is now live.
Reactive Citizen - Screening: The Radiant
Posted: 27/February/2014

As part of our debate and film screenings series The Reactive Citizen, launched to address the planned expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant in central Hungary, OSA is screening the film The Radiant by The Otolith Group.

Re Verzio Film Series – The Act of Killing
Posted: 27/February/2014

The Act of Killing is a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators, offering an insight into the minds of mass killers. It is a nightmarish vision of a frighteningly banal culture of impunity in which killers can joke about crimes against humanity on television chat shows, and celebrate moral disaster with the ease and grace of a soft shoe dance number.

ARCHIVE / IMAGE - International Conference
Posted: 21/February/2014

The conference aims to bridge the gap between contemporary digital archival practices and academic theory regarding the image of and the image in the archive.

Re Verzio Film Series – 2014
Posted: 21/February/2014

OSA Archivum and Verzio Film Festival present six outstanding documentaries - the most popular films of the 10th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival ( Do not miss this rare opportunity to watch some of the best documentary features of 2014 for FREE!


The Reactive Citizen
Posted: 14/February/2014

OSA continues its debate and film screening series, The Reactive Citizen, addressing the planned expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary, with an English-language presentation by Prof. Ruben Mnatsakanian about the History of the anti-nuclear movement in USSR/Russia and the development of the atomic industry.

Könyvbemutató – Book Launch
Posted: 10/February/2014

Szabó Miklós történész több legendás előadássorozatot tartott a szovjet és a magyar kommunista mozgalom történetéről magánlakásokon, a Hétfői Szabadegyetem keretében, illetve korábban és később kisebb baráti társaságoknak. A szabadegyetem 1983-as szegedi előadásairól Jankó Attila jóvoltából hangfelvételek készültek, amelyek alapján ma elolvashatók az 1980-as évek ellenzéki politikai és szellemi ellenkultúrájának eme páratlan dokumentumai.

The Reactive Citizen: Presentation "Restrisiko" by Axel Braun
Posted: 03/February/2014

OSA continues its debate and film screening series, The Reactive Citizen, addressing the planned expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary, with an English-language presentation by Axel Braun, Visegrad Researcher.

The Reactive Citizen: Screening of Tokyo's Belly, January 20
Posted: 28/January/2014

The next event in the Reactive Citizen public program series is a screening of the film Tokyo’s Belly. This event will be in English.

Budapest Yellow-Star Houses map
Posted: 27/January/2014
On the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust, OSA Archivum remembers a tragic and shameful chapter of Budapest's past by exploring the history of the “yellow-star” houses, and announces the launch of its Budapest Yellow-Star Houses website, We invite everyone to share their documents and stories about the families and buildings involved, and to join us as a participant or volunteer organizer to face this neglected chapter of our shared past together, and with dignity and honor.
The Reactive Citizen – A reaktív állampolgár
Posted: 21/January/2014

Az OSA Archívum A reaktív állampolgár címmel film- és vitasorozatot rendez a paksi atomerőmű bővítéséről, amelyről, noha az mindannyiunkat érint, a megkérdezésünk nélkül döntöttek. A sorozat első programja 2014. január 23-án, csütörtökön 18 órakor lesz Az önkényes döntések nagyon hosszú távú hatásai címmel az Arany János utca 32. szám alatti Goldberger házban. Megnyitót mond Antal Dániel, a Candole Partners (Hollandia) tanácsadója, a program második felében levetítjük Az örökkévalóságigcímű, dán-finn-svéd-olasz dokumentumfilmet (75 perc, 2010) finn nyelven, magyar felirattal. /// OSA Archivum is holding a film screening and debate series, The Reactive Citizen, on the planned expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant and its consequences, a decision that affects us all, but which was taken without any form of consultation. The first event in The Reactive Citizen series will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6 pm in the Goldberger House at 32 Arany János Street, and is entitled The very long-term consequences of arbitrary decisions. The opening Hungarian-language address will be given by Dániel Antal, consultant at Candole Partners (Netherlands). In the second part of the program, we will screen the 2010 Danish-Finnish-Swedish-Italian documentary film Into Eternity (75 minutes), with Hungarian subtitles.

OSA Starts Human Rights Documentation Internship Program
Posted: 17/January/2014
Within the frame of its Human Rights Program, OSA starts its three-month long, for-credit Human Rights Documentation internships for the CEU Legal Studies students. The successful applicants join in running OSA projects on processing, researching and using human rights documentation.
Stadiont vagy fedelet? – Stadium or Shelter?
Posted: 17/December/2013

Karácsony előtt, december 17-én, konferenciát rendezünk Stadiont vagy fedelet címmel, amelyre várjuk az érintettek, a hozzáértők, a segíteni tudó, realista szakértők közreműködését. A párbeszéd reményében, a rendezvényre meghívjuk a kormány és a város embereit is. A konferencia részletes programja az oldal aljáról letölthető.

We are organizing a conference for December 17 titled Stadium or Shelter, and invite contributions from those affected, those who understand the problems, and professionals who can help. In the hope of dialog, we will also invite representatives of the government and the city of Budapest to the conference. Please note that the conference will take place in Hungarian.