Jenő Landler

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Jenő Landler
The native form of this personal name is Landler Jenő. This article uses the Western name order.

Jenő Landler (1875, Gelse – 1928) was a Jewish-born Hungarian Communist leader. He studied to be a lawyer and was drawn to the Social Democratic Party through his involvement in the ironworker’s trade union movement. But he kept moving politically to the left and became a communist. After the Hungarian Revolution of 1919 he became people’s commissar of interior affairs in the new communist government. He was also a commander of the Hungarian Red Army fighting the foreign troops of the interventionists. After the fall of the Hungarian Soviet Republic he emigrated to Austria where he continued to be a leader of the exiled Hungarian communist movement.

Jenő Landler died in 1928 in exile in Cannes. His ashes were brought to Moscow and placed in the Kremlin wall.

Tibor Szamuely, Béla Kun, Jenő Landler. Monument in Budapest.
Political offices
Preceded by
Vince Nagy
People's Commissar of Interior
with Béla Vágó

Succeeded by
Károly Peyer