Barnabas Balint is a doctoral candidate in History at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, with a specific interest in the history of the Holocaust and its impact on society. His research combines the history of childhood, gender and identity to explore Jewish youth responses to persecution in the interwar period and the Second World War. He is currently focusing on the experiences of Jewish youth during the Holocaust in Hungary under the supervision of Dr Zoe Waxman. In addition to his academic studies, he has published several journal articles and blogs about his research, is co-editing two special issues of international journals, and teaches on the History undergraduate course at Oxford.

Outside of academia, Barnabas worked as a Communications Officer for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and served as the joint postgraduate representative for the British and Irish Association for Holocaust Studies. Since 2017, he has convened major conferences and events series for Holocaust Memorial Day, reaching over 2,000 people thus far. In support of Holocaust education and commemoration in the UK, he has organised events, led ceremonies, written blog posts, conducted training sessions, and spoken to UK national leaders including the Chief Rabbi, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, and Prime Minister.

For Holocaust Memorial Day 2023, Barnabas has convened a series of events at the University of Oxford bringing together survivors of the Holocaust and Genocide, leading figures in the fight against antisemitism, public campaigners, and expert academics from across the UK in discussion and reflection. Dedicated to the late Barbara Winton, the series reflects on the history, memory, and contemporary relevance of the Holocaust. All events are open to all; booking is not required but helpful for numbers.

The Programme of the HMD2023 is available below: