Lajos Magyar

Male, Deceased Person

1891 – 1938

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Who was Lajos Magyar?

Lajos Magyar was a Hungarian Communist journalist and sinologist, active in the Hungarian Soviet Republic of 1919, after the fall of which he was imprisoned by the Horthy regime. In 1922 Magyar went to the Soviet Union as the result of an exchange of prisoners; there he worked on the staff of the Comintern and at the newspaper Pravda. Between 1926 and 1927 he was sent on a diplomatic mission to China. From 1929 to 1934 he served as deputy chief of the Oriental Secretariat of the Executive Committee of the Communist International.

In 1934, Magyar was falsely accused of being involved in the Kirov assassination; he was arrested and sentenced to prison convicted as a "Zinovievite-Terrorist". Magyar was thrown in the gulag, where he ultimately perished. The "Guidebook to the Pantheon of the Working-Class Movement of the Imre Mez┼Ĺ Avenue Cemetery" reports that Lajos Magyar died 17 July 1940 but despite this his wife never learned of the circumstances or the even the date of his death.

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Born
1891
Nationality
  • Hungary
Died
1938

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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