Vilmos Böhm

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The native form of this personal name is Böhm Vilmos. This article uses the Western name order.
Vilmos Böhm

Vilmos Böhm or Wilhelm Böhm (Hungarian: Böhm (Bőhm) Vilmos; 6 January 1880, Budapest – 28 October 1949) was a Hungarian Social Democrat and Hungary's ambassador to Sweden after World War II. He is supposedly mentioned in the Venona telegrams as an information source of the soviets during the war. According to one researcher, Wilhelm Agrell, he was a soviet spy, a statement which has been contested in a trial, after Agrell was sued by Böhms grandchildren Thomas and Stefan Böhm for defamtion of deceased. According to Swedens liberal laws Agrell was acquitted, although he could not produce any other evidence than the mentioning of Vilmos Böhm in the Venona telegrams, where many state leaders and politicians were mentioned under aliases.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sándor Festetics
Minister of War
1919
Succeeded by
József Haubrich
Preceded by
József Haubrich
People's Commissar of War
in opposition:Miklós Horthy

1919
Succeeded by
József Haubrich