Perpetrators and Scapegoats at the Hungarian Radio after 1945

The study examines the anti-Nazi screening procedures at the Hungarian Radio, an important but almost forgotten episode in the post liberation history of Hungary – fighting delusions. The practice of the screening committees and people's courts should be interpreted in a complex way: they provided a forum for acting out justified emotions ignited by war events and war propaganda and they made a basis for subsequently launching show trials but also helped to reveal facts of the that time recent past and also conveyed the message that serving a criminal regime was immoral and a crime itself.