Gyula Lengyel

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Gyula Lengyel
Minister of Finance of Hungary
In office
3 April 1919 – 24 June 1919
Preceded by Jenő Varga
Succeeded by Béla Székely
Personal details
Born (1888-10-08)8 October 1888
Szatmárnémeti, Austria-Hungary
Died 1941
Soviet Union
Political party MSZDP, Communist Party of Hungary
Profession politician, economist

Gyula Lengyel (born as Gyula Goldstein[1] on 8 October 1888 - died during the great purge in Moscow in 1941) was a Hungarian politician of Jewish descent who served as Minister of Finance in 1919 (with Béla Székely). For all of the Hungarian Soviet Republic's economic policy, he arranged the conceptual and practical forming of his financial policy inside this, and the organizing of the public supply. After the fall of the communist regime he emigrated to Austria. His many economic and political study was revealed in these years. In 1922, Lengyel moved into Berlin, and here he became colleague of the Soviet representation of foreign trade, and leader of the economic-political department then.

From 1925, he collaborated in the development of the whole Soviet foreign trade as the member of a most considerable Soviet economic foreign representation's council in the then one. From 1930, he lived in the Soviet Union. He expounded a specialist and political-performing activity with a wide circle. Lengyel was arrested in 1937 by the Soviet authorities. Later he was executed.


Political offices
Preceded by
Jenő Varga
People's Commissar of Finance
with Béla Székely

Succeeded by
Béla Székely

  1. ^ The number and year of the Ministry of Interior Decree containing the license are: 82212/1903. MNL-OL 30799. Microfilm Image 1006. 1. Carton, Name Change Statements in 1903, p. 14 Row 18