Nyilatkozat. [Statement.]. Albert Szent-Györgyi.
Szent-Györgyi's Statement

Nyilatkozat. [Statement.]

Budapest: July 7, 1945. 1 typed page, dated. Signed in ink by Szent-Györgyi. 210 × 172 mm. Torn at foldings, overall in good condition.

Szent-Györgyi attests that Miklós Krivátsy-Szüts (1898–1982; Hungarian sculptor) was member of Szent-Györgyi’s resistance group and took part in its activities during WWII. Szent-Györgyi mentions that Krivátsy-Szüts was a responsible member of the “Nemzeti Demokrata Párt” (National Democratic Party) who undertook discreet and risky missions since 1929 together with Dr. János Vázsonyi (1900–1945; Hungarian politician, leader of the National Democratic Party).

Albert Szent-Györgyi during WWII and Holocaust helped his Jewish friends to hide and to escape from the fascist, anti-semite Hungary. Beside this he organised an anti-fascist resistance group at the University of Szeged and participated in secret negotiations with the Allies. After World War II he established a laboratory at the University of Budapest, became active in politics, and for a short period served as a member of the parliament. This document is dated at the early period of this time, soon after the liberation of Hungary.

Hungary was liberated by the Red Army and the Soviets planned to introduce the Communist regime staggered. In the early phase they tried to filter those who could later oppose them, and – beside real nazis – many people were accused to be fascist or collaborator before and/or during the war. To avoid the persecution, the discrimination or any disadvantages many Hungarians asked for such statements as this document, from people who were considered reliable for the authorities.


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