Jenő Landler (1875, Gelse – 1928) was a Jewish-born HungarianCommunist 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.