Tuesday, 17 March 2015


Assessment by Jewish scholar

Eliezer M. Rabinovich writes on a difficult topic 

Everyone knows of the efforts of diplomats like Carl Lutz and Raoul Wallenberg in saving the Jews of Budapest in 1944. Almost no one, however, knows that their undertaking would have been impossible if the Jews had not first been saved from deportation by Regent Miklós Horthy...
Just one of the Jews who survived 1944-5 in Budapest was András Pető. Snippets of his story over that time have featured in Conductive World and offer important background to his first development of what we now call Conductive Education, as described in the book András Pető. The stories cross here in the person of Sándor Török who appears as the end of Part I of Eliezer's Rabinovich's article.

Walking with the Enemy

There is still no news of when this film will be available, either on general release or on video or DVD. From what little one can tell from the various trailers that have been put on line Ben Kingcsley's perhaps unexpectedly sympathetic portrayal of Miklós Horthy in the film is consistent with Eliezer's Rabinovich's account.


Maguire, G., Sutton, A, (eds) András Pető, Birmingham Conductive Education Press

Rabinovich, E. M. (2015) How 'anti-semite' Miklós Horthy saved the Jews of Budapest – Part I, Hungary Today, 16 March

This is the first part of the author's own summary of a hundred-page article in Russian, published last year in the magazine Evrejskaya Starina ('Jewish Antics'), 2014/1.

Sutton, A. (2015) A very long, slow walk: Walking with the Enemy, again, Conductive World, 9 February


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