Krassó György 1956-os pere = Trial of György Krassó in 1956

Kinda, Gabriella: Krassó György 1956-os pere = Trial of György Krassó in 1956. In: Közép-európai Monográfiák, (14). pp. 111-123. (2015)

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The events in Hungary turned into a tragic epoch after the Soviets occupied the country on the 4th of November 1956. György Krassó (1932-1991), who unarmed took part in the seize of the Hungarian Radio on 23, October 1956, begun to produce illegal pamphlets after 4 November, 1956. During the uprising, he was arrested by the secret police between 25 and 30 October, and was threaten by martial law, but thanks to the early success of the revolution, he regained his freedom. On the 15th of November he was arrested again, the machinery which was out of revenge, prosecuted him. While the govemment took enough time to consider the steps against Imre Nagy, the former prime minister, the acts again Krassó was without hesitation: he was taken straightway to prison. For the producing the pamphlets he initially was suspected committing incitement, but finally, because of his sanguine character, and his intransigent attitude against János Kádár, he went on trial because of conspiracy. The difference between the two in terms of penalties was enormous. At first instance he got seven years, at second he got ten years of custodial sentence, although he was released by „General Pardon” in 1963. His process took almost one year, during it all his acts was rigorously investigated, neglecting the fundamental, conflicting dilemma, that one party considered the events of 1956 as a popular uprising, while according to the other side it was a counter-revolution. One can not be held accountable for the vivid contain o f the pamphlets, while he is at mercy of the political power. He was not sneaky, but on the other hand one can not expect him to make sacrifices, or acting as a hero. Our task is to credibly reconstruct the circumstances. Krassó became one of the most vehement and loudest enemy of Kádár, who cemented his power with bloody hands. Krassó’s trial in 1956 was only a start.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: Közép-európai Monográfiák
Date: 2015
Volume: 14
ISSN: 2062-3712
ISBN: 978-963-89724-1-5
Page Range: pp. 111-123
Uncontrolled Keywords: Krassó György, Politikai per - Magyarország - 1956
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 123. p. ; Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2018. Jul. 09. 19:14
Last Modified: 2018. Jul. 26. 14:08

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