In Memoriam 1956: Wall Of Imre Nagy’s Cabinet Members Of The Council Of Ministers Of The People’s Republic Of Hungary
Robert Velkey 2016.09.19.
The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (or Hungarian Uprising of 1956) was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the Communist government of Hungary and its Soviet imposed policies, lasting from October 23 until November 10, 1956. Imre Nagy the iconic Prime Minister of the revolution formed three governing cabinets until the bloody retaliation by the Soviet troops. Between the 3rd and the 7th of November 1956 was formed the third council of ministers by Imre Nagy which one was the last “free Hungarian National Government” until the democratic transformation in 1989.
On 3rd November, 1956, Nagy announced details of his coalition government. It included communists from MSZMPsuch as Géza Lodonczy, members of the Smallholders Party as Zoltán Tildy, Béla Kovács and István Szabó, three Social DemocratsAnna Kéthly, Gyula Kelemen, József Fischer, and two Petofi Peasants Istvan Bibo and Ferenc Farkas.
Now, you can meet the members of the mentioned Council Of Ministers Of The People’s Republic Of Hungary;
Hungarian Communist Party (MSZMP)
Imre Nagy (7 June 1896, Kaposvár – 16 June 1958, Budapest)
Imre Nagy was a communist politician who was appointed Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Hungarian People’s Republic. As an independent communist, and premier of the 1956 revolutionary government he attempted to establish Hungary’s independence from the Soviet Union, that cost him his life.
Géza Losonczy (5 May 1917, Érsekcsanád – 21 December 1957, Budapest) Minister of State
Géza Losonczy was a journalist, he was a member of the Hungarian Communist Party. During the 1956 Hungarian revolution, he joined the Imre Nagy government as minister of press and propaganda affairs.
Szántó Zoltán (17 December 1893,Nagykanizsa – 26 March 1977, Budapest) Minister of State
Pál Maléter (4 September 1917, Eperjes (Prešov, SK) – 16 June 1958, Budapest) Minister of State
Pál Maléter was the military leader of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Major-General Maléter was appointed Minister of Defence in Nagy’s government. He was executed along with Imre Nagy and others in a Budapest prison on 16 June 1958, on charges of attempting to overthrow the Hungarian People’s Republic.
Zoltán Tildy (18 November 1889, Losonc (Lučenec, SK) – 4 August 1961, Budapest) Minister of State
Béla Kovács (20 April 1908, Patacs – 21 June 1959, Pécs) Minister of State
B. Szabó István (28 March 1893, Békés – 28 December 1976, Békés) Minister of State
Hungarian Social Democratic Party
Anna Kéthly (16 November 1889, Budapest – 7 September 1976, Blankenberge; Belgium) Minister of State
Anna Kéthly was a Hungarian social democratic politician. On November 3. her Party (Hungarian Social Democratic Party) nominated Kéthly for a ministerial position in the new coalition government of Imre Nagy.
József Fischer (12 April 1901, Budapest – 23 February 1995, Budapest) Minister of State
Gyula Kelemen (7 November 1897, Budapest – 22 April 1973, Budapest) Minister of State
István Bibó (7 August 1911, Budapest – 10 May 1979, Budapest) Minister of State
István Bibó was a Hungarian lawyer, civil servant, politician (Petőfi Peasants) and political theorist. On November 3, 1956, he became Minister of State in the revolutionary government led by Imre Nagy.
Farkas Ferenc (4 November 1903, Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș, RO) – 22 January 1966, Budapest) Minister of State