Gábor Kemény (politician, 1910–1946)

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Gábor Kemény
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
In office
16 October 1944 – 27 March 1945
Preceded by Gusztáv Hennyey
Succeeded by János Gyöngyösi
Personal details
Born (1910-12-14)December 14, 1910
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died 19 March 1946(1946-03-19) (aged 35)
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, Second Hungarian Republic
Political party Arrow Cross Party
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is báró Kemény Gábor. This article uses the Western name order.
Ministers of the Arrow Cross Party government. Gábor Kemény is in the second from left of the lower row.

Baron Gábor Kemény (14 December 1910 – 19 March 1946) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of National Unity led by Szalasi[1] between 1944 and 1945. He prevented the diplomatic protests against the terror. After the fall of Budapest he tried to escape into Western Europe, but the arriving American troops captured him with other members of the Arrow Cross Party's government. He was tried by the People's Tribunal in Budapest in open sessions and sentenced to death for war crimes and high treason. Kemény was hanged in 1946 in Budapest. He was the youngest member of that Government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Streissguth, Raoul Wallenberg: Swedish diplomat and humanitarian, The Rosen Publishing Group, 2001, p. 65
Political offices
Preceded by
Gusztáv Hennyey
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1944–1945
Succeeded by
János Gyöngyösi