Hungary was a gateway to the west in perhaps the largest mass migration in European history, between World War II and closing down of the borders in 1948/49. It is generally assumed that the surviving Jewish populations left. However, Hungarian Jews were split in the decision to leave or not to leave. Of the 200,000 survivors, about half stayed, residing primarily in Budapest. This remains the largest Jewish community in Central Europe.
- Nationalism and the Crowd in Liberal Hungary, 1948-1914 was published by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press in 2000.
- co-edited a volume, East Europe Reads Nietzsche, with Peter Bergmann and Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal (Columbia U Press, 1998).