Lajos Reményi-Schneller

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Lajos Reményi-Schneller
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Minister of Finance of Hungary
In office
9 March 1938 – 27 March 1945
Preceded by Tihamér Fabinyi
Succeeded by István Vásáry
Personal details
Born (1892-03-15)March 15, 1892
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died 24 August 1946(1946-08-24) (aged 54)
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, Second Hungarian Republic
Political party Party of National Unity, Party of Hungarian Life, Arrow Cross Party
Profession politician, economist
Ministers of the Arrow Cross Party government. Lajos Reményi-Schneller is in the first from left of the lower row.

Lajos Reményi-Schneller (15 March 1892 – 24 August 1946) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Finance between 1938 and 1945. He started his career in 1923 as the director of the Hungarian Exchange Bank. He became representative in 1935. Kálmán Darányi appointed him Minister of Finance, Reményi-Schneller held this position until the end of the Second World War. His assignment was Minister of Economic from the Pál Teleki cabinet until the Miklós Kállay administration. He pursued Germanophile politics extremely, he regularly informed the Germans about the Hungarian political developments. During his ministership Reményi-Schneller significantly furthered the country's economic delivery with his function for the Nazi Germany.

After the fall of Budapest he tried to escape into Western Europe but the arrival 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. Reményi-Schneller was hanged in 1946 in Budapest.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tihamér Fabinyi
Minister of Finance
1938–1945
Succeeded by
István Vásáry