Béla Kun

Politician

1886 – 1938

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Who was Béla Kun?

Béla Kun, born Béla Kohn, was a Hungarian revolutionary who led the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919. Following the fall of the Hungarian revolution, Kun emigrated to the Soviet Union, where he worked as a functionary in the Communist International bureaucracy.

During the Great Terror of the late 1930s, Kun was arrested, interrogated, tried, and executed in quick succession. He was posthumously rehabilitated in 1956, following the death of Joseph Stalin and the critical reassessment of Stalinism.

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Born
Feb 20, 1886
Cehu Silvaniei
Also known as
  • Bela Kun
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • Hungary
Profession
Lived in
  • Sălaj County
Died
Aug 29, 1938

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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