Péter Schell

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Péter Schell
Minister of the Interior of Hungary
In office
12 October 1944 – 16 October 1944
Preceded by Miklós Bonczos
Succeeded by Gábor Vajna
Personal details
Born (1898-09-05)5 September 1898
Nagyida, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary
Died 2 March 1974(1974-03-02) (aged 75)
Montclair[disambiguation needed], United States
Political party Party of National Unity
Profession politician

Baron Péter Schell de Bauschlott (5 September 1898 – 2 March 1974) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Interior Minister in 1944. After the Arrow Cross Party's coup he was transported to Buchenwald by the Gestapo. In late April 1945 he was transferred to Tyrol together with about 140 other prominent inmates, where the SS left the prisoners behind. He was liberated by the Fifth U.S. Army on 5 May 1945.[1]

After his liberation he emigrated to the United States.


  1. ^ Peter Koblank: Die Befreiung der Sonder- und Sippenhäftlinge in Südtirol, Online-Edition Mythos Elser 2006 (in German)
Political offices
Preceded by
Miklós Bonczos
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Gábor Vajna