1844 – 1894
Who was Viktor Külföldi?
Born in Thalheim, Germany. he was known in his adopted country by the alias "Külföldi". In 1871 he became a member of the International Working Men's Association. Together with Karóly Farkas and Antal Ihrlinger, he co-founded of the first Hungarian Socialist organization, the General Working Men's Union. For organizing a strike by the GWMU, he, among others, was arrested and accused of high treason; he was eventually acquitted because of lack of evidence.
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