Imre Nagy


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Nagy, Imre

(ĭm`rĕ nôj, nŏd`yə), 1896–1958, Hungarian Communist leader. Nagy was a symbol of the 1956 Hungarian revolt against the Soviet Union. As an agricultural expert he held several government posts in postwar Hungary before serving (1953–55) as premier. His "new course" de-emphasized heavy industry, stopped forcible collectivization, and loosened police controls; he was increasingly critical of Soviet influence in Hungary. Denounced for Titoism, he was removed from office. His expulsion from the Hungarian Communist party in early 1956 was rescinded at the request of rioting students shortly before the Hungarian revolution began (see HungaryHungary,
Hung. Magyarország, republic (2005 est. pop. 10,007,000), 35,919 sq mi (93,030 sq km), central Europe. Hungary borders on Slovakia in the north, on Ukraine in the northeast, on Romania in the east, on Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia in the south, and on
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). Nagy was recalled as premier of the new government on Oct. 24, 1956. He took refuge in the Yugoslav embassy when the Soviets counterattacked (Nov. 4) and crushed the revolt. Leaving the embassy under a safe-conduct pledge, he was seized by Soviet police and was later returned to the custody of the new Hungarian regime headed by János KádárKádár, János
, 1912–89, Hungarian Communist leader. In 1932 he joined the then illegal Communist party and held high government and party posts from 1942, becoming home secretary in 1948, when the Communist party took control in Hungary.
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. His trial and execution were announced in 1958. In 1989, he was officially rehabilitated and reburied with full honors.
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In a lecture at the opening of this exhibition, Kicsiny discussed the prominence of reburial practices in Hungary, citing, in particular, the very public 1989 reburial of the anti-Soviet leader Imre Nagy, who had been executed on Khrushchev's orders after the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
In chapters six and seven the author fast-forwards to the 1980s and 1990s again, outlining the economic decline leading to the resignation of Janos Kadar and the political debates that led both to the ceremonial reburial of Nagy and to the Imre Nagy memorial bill of June 1996.
1989: Hungary reburies fallen hero Imre Nagy Former Communist prime minister Imre Nagy, the man who symbolises the 1956 Hungarian uprising, has been given a formal public funeral 31 years after he was executed.
In Hungary, Imre Nagy, who would play a tragic role in 1956, replaced Rakosi, closed Recsk, freed political prisoners, and set the country on a "new course.
The notes from the Politburo show that at one moment during the rebellion the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev considered recognizing the government of Imre Nagy, the reform Communist, but the notes also show that there was great indecision and opposing points of view in the meetings as well as distrust among the members.
Former Prime Minister Imre Nagy, Hungary's leader during the final phase of the illfated 1956 revolt against the remnants of Stalinism, brought to trial and executed on Soviet orders in 1958, is now officially rehabilitated.