Ferenc Keresztes-Fischer

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Ferenc Keresztes-Fischer
Keresztes-FischerFerenc.jpg
Minister of the Interior of Hungary
In office
24 August 1931 – 4 March 1935
Preceded by Béla Scitovszky
Succeeded by Miklós Kozma
In office
13 May 1938 – 22 March 1944
Preceded by József Széll
Succeeded by Andor Jaross
Personal details
Born (1881-02-18)18 February 1881
Pecs, COA.jpg Pécs, Hungary
Died 3 March 1948(1948-03-03) (aged 67)
Wien 3 Wappen.svg Vienna, Austria
Political party KNEP, Unity Party, Party of National Unity, Party of Hungarian Life
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is Keresztes-Fischer Ferenc. This article uses the Western name order.

Ferenc Keresztes-Fischer (18 February 1881 – 3 March 1948) was a lawyer and a Hungarian politician. He was an advisor of the Pécsi Takarékpénztár Rt. / Pécs Savings Bank Corp. Before he became prefect of Baranya County 1921–1931, prefect of Somogy County 1925–1931 and Interior Minister twice; between 1931–1935 and 1938–1944. He controlled the police terror against left wing movements and against right wing movements. In a secret statement he ordered to collect Press articles. On 12 September 1938, he allowed the OMIKE to increase its activities. During the Second World War he was an active supporter of governor admiral Miklós Horthy, he wrote a book about the Kaiserliche Marine in Chile before the first World War.[1] He joined to the Bethlen-Kállay conservative group, which wanted to make a relation with the United States and the United Kingdom for the treatment with the Allies. After the Nazi occupation he was imprisoned in a concentration camp. He lived in emigration.

After the death of Pál Teleki (3 April 1941) Keresztes-Fischer became acting Prime Minister on that day.[2] One year later, On 7 March 1942, Bárdossy was forced to resign as prime minister suddenly by Regent Horthy. As Minister of the Interior Ferenc-Keresztes was the interim Prime Minister until 9 March, when Miklós Kállay was appointed to this position.[3]

His younger brother was Lajos Keresztes-Fischer, a Hungarian military officer who served as Chief of General Staff in 1938. He was also arrested after Ferenc Szálasi's coup.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ La expansión indirecta de la ciencia militar alemana en América Latina del Sur: La cooperación militar entre Alemania y Chile y las misiones militares geromanófilas chilenas en los países latinoamericanas, 1885–1914.
  2. ^ Bölöny – Hubai 2004, p. 29.
  3. ^ Bölöny – Hubai 2004, p. 29.
  4. ^ Magyar Katolikus Lexikon – Hadtörténeti Közlemények 1984/2:386.

Sources[edit]

  • Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon
  • Bölöny, József – Hubai, László: Magyarország kormányai 1848–2004 [Cabinets of Hungary 1848–2004], Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 2004 (5th edition).
  • Akten des Volksgerichtsprozesses gegen Franz A. Basch, Volksgruppenführer der Deutschen in Ungarn, Budapest 1945/46, Friedrich Spiegel-Schmidt, Lóránt Tilkovszky, Gerhard Seewann, Norbert Spannenberger, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag 1999.
Political offices
Preceded by
Béla Scitovszky
Minister of the Interior
1931–1935
Succeeded by
Miklós Kozma
Preceded by
József Széll
Minister of the Interior
1938–1944
Succeeded by
Andor Jaross
Preceded by
Pál Teleki
Prime Minister of Hungary
Acting

1941
Succeeded by
László Bárdossy
Preceded by
László Bárdossy
Prime Minister of Hungary
Acting

1942
Succeeded by
Miklós Kállay
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Acting

1942