Nők Májusa. [Women’s May. Special Publication on 1 May 1939 by The Social Democratic Party of Hungary.]. Anna Lehóczki.
Extremely Scarce Banned Socialist Publication

Nők Májusa. [Women’s May. Special Publication on 1 May 1939 by The Social Democratic Party of Hungary.]

[Budapest]: [Világosság Könyvnyomda], 1939. First edition. Stamp, pen and pencil marks by the Prosecutor’s Office of Budapest (Budapesti Királyi Ügyészség) on the illustrated title page and p. 3, 5–7. Loss at upper right corner with amateur restoration. In good condition. 8 p. Loss at upper right corner with amateur restoration. In good condition.

Extremely scarce, banned publication on women’s right by the Social Democratic Party of Hungary.

The Nők Májusa was published for International Worker’s day every year between 1914–1947. It was edited and written mainly by women and the majority of the articles were about women’s rights and situation in Hungary.

Present issue was banned by the Prosecutor’s Office of Budapest (stamp dated 15:30h, 2 May 1939), possibly because of an article by Mária Gárdosi (1885–1973) titled “First of May from the prison”. The only issues existing today that contain this article are those 2 that were confiscated by the authorities, including present copy. Later the magazine was reprinted and published without Gárdosi’s article.

Many articles are about not being able to celebrate May Day properly, as International Worker’s Day was not a public holiday in Hungary. These articles – including Gárdosi’s – are partly or fully marked with red pencil by the Prosecutor’s Office.

Mária Gárdosi was a Hungarian writer, journalist and founder of several left-wing movements regarding women’s rights.

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Price: €500.00

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