Szálasi Ferenc

  • Szálasi, Ferenc 1897-1946
  • Szálasi, Ferenc, 1897-1946
  • Ferenc, Szálasi 1897-1946
  • Szalasi, Ferenc
Identifier
000399
Type of Entity
Person

Dates of Existence

01/06/1897

12/03/1946

History

Founder and leader of the Arrow Cross Party, the most popular extreme right wing movement in Hungary before and during WWII. Following Regent Horthy's failed attempt to leave war, Szálasi assumed power with German support and became Prime Minister of Hungary (15 October, 1944-28 March 1945) as well as the head of state ("Leader of the Nation"). He was found guilty of war crimes and executed in 1946.

Places

  • Košice, Slovakia

  • Budapest, Hungary

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