Tibor Tollas

Last updated

Tibor Tollas (or with full name Tibor Kecskési Tollas) (Nagybarca, Hungary 21 December 1920 – Munich, Germany 19 July 1997) was a Hungarian poet, chief editor of the newspaper Völkischer Beobachter.

Contents

Life

He was born in Nagybarca, Hungary on 21 December 1920. In his ancestry were soldiers who had served under Lajos Kossuth; he followed this tradition, attending Military School in Sopron and, later, the Ludovica Military Academy in Budapest. By 1941 he was serving as a lieutenant in the Hungarian Army. He served as an officer during the Second World War, and after it. In 1945 he was wounded in both hands. In 1947 he was arrested following accusations not known to this author, tried and convicted by the People's Court, and jailed for nine years. He served this sentence in Budapest, Vác and Tatabánya (in a "mile work camp"), and was freed in 1956. In the Revolution of 1956 he served as a liaison officer. After the suppression of the 1956 Revolution he left Hungary. On 1 December 1956, with his former jail fellows, he founded the emigrant newspaper "Nemzetőr" (Nation's guard), published in Munich. He was the chief editor of this newspaper for 40 years.

He was one of the few surviving emigres of 1956 when Soviet troops left Hungary in 1990-91, and was able to return home permanently. He died on 19 July 1997 in Munich, Germany.

Works

Further reading

Related Research Articles

György Faludy Hungarian writer, poet, translator

György Faludy, sometimes anglicized as George Faludy, was a Hungarian-born poet, writer and translator.

Gyula Illyés Hungarian poet

Gyula Illyés was a Hungarian poet and novelist. He was one of the so-called népi writers, named so because they aimed to show – propelled by strong sociological interest and left-wing convictions – the disadvantageous conditions of their native land.

Tibor Benedek is a retired Hungarian water polo player, who played in the gold medal squads at the 2000 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics. Benedek also competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, where the Hungarian team was placed 4th. He was a member of team Domino-Honvéd.

Tibor Déry Hungarian writer

Tibor Déry was a Hungarian writer and poet. He also wrote under the names Tibor Dániel and Pál Verdes.

Enikő Bollobás Hungarian scientist

Enikő Bollobás is a Hungarian literary scholar, Professor of the Department of American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. She is a corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Homepage: www.bollobaseniko.com

György Litván historian, politician

Litván György, dr. was a Hungarian historian, politician, political activist and Senior Official during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

Sándor Csoóri Hungarian writer

Sándor Csoóri was a Hungarian poet, essayist, writer, and politician.

András Visky Romanian writer

András Visky is a Hungarian-Romanian poet, playwright and essayist and the resident dramaturg at Cluj-Napoca Hungarian Theatre, Romania, where he also holds the position of associate artistic director. His plays have been staged in several countries including Romania, Hungary, France, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, England, Scotland and the United States. He has a DLA from the University of Theatre and Film, Budapest and since 1994 he has lectured at the Babeş-Bolyai University in the Department of Theatre and Television. He is one of the co-founders and the former executive director of Koinónia Publishing.

Erik Molnár Hungarian politician

Erik Molnár was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs twice: from 1947 to 1948 and from 1952 to 1953.

George Gomori born 3 April 1934, is an award-winning Hungarian-born poet, writer and academic. He has lived in England since 1956, after fleeing Budapest after the Hungarian Revolution, in which he played a pivotal role. He writes poems in Hungarian, many of which have been translated into English and Polish, and other writings across all three languages. He is a regular contributor to British newspaper The Guardian and to The Times Literary Supplement.

Tibor Zsitvay Hungarian politician

Tibor Zsitvay de Zsitvatő was a Hungarian politician and jurist, who served as Minister of Justice between 1929 and 1932. He finished law studies at the University of Budapest. He was the counsel of the Hungarian Railways from 1909 to 1919. After the fall of the Hungarian Soviet Republic he was one of the founders of the Christian National Party. He was delegated to the position of commissioner of Kecskemét between 1919 and 1920. He left his party in 1920 and became lawyer again.

The 1848–1849 massacres in Transylvania were committed in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. According to Egyed Ákos, 14,000 to 15,000 civilians were massacred in Transylvania in this period. The victims were composed of 7,500–8,500 Hungarians, 4,400–6,000 Romanians, and about 500 Saxons, Armenians, Jews, and members of other groups.

Katalin Ladik poet and artist

Katalin Ladik is a Hungarian poet, performance artist and actress. She was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia and in the last 20 years she has lived and worked alternately in Novi Sad, Serbia, in Budapest, Hungary and on the island of Hvar, Croatia. Parallel to her written poems she also creates sound poems and visual poems, performance art, writes and performs experimental music and audio plays. She is also a performer and an experimental artist. She explores language through visual and vocal expressions, as well as movement and gestures. Her work includes collages, photography, records, performances and happenings in both urban and natural environments.

Géza Szőcs Hungarian politician

Géza Szőcs is an ethnic Hungarian poet and politician from Transylvania, Romania, who served as Secretary of State for Culture of the Ministry of National Resources in Hungary from 2 June 2010 to 13 June 2012.

Gyula Kornis Hungarian Piarist, philosopher, educator, professor and politician

Gyula Kornis was a Hungarian Piarist, philosopher, educator, professor and politician, who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives for a short time in 1938.

Tamás Vető is a Hungarian-born Danish choral and opera conductor. He trained at the Budapest Conservatoire, then studied in France under Nadia Boulanger. He came to Denmark in 1957. He conducted Wagner's Der Ring des Niebelungen at the National Danish Opera in 1996. From 1996 to 2000 he was chief conductor of the vocal group Ars Nova Copenhagen.

Lajos Parti Nagy Hungarian poet and writer

Lajos Parti Nagy Kossuth Prize winner Hungarian poet, playwright, writer, editor, critic, one of the founding members of the Digital Literary Academy.

Tibor Frank

Tibor Frank is Hungarian historian, a professor of history at the Department of American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE). He was director of its School of English and American Studies. Since 2013 he has been a corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), as of 2019 he is a full member.

Enikő A. Sajti Hungarian historian, professor emerita

Enikő A. Sajti is a Hungarian historian, full (university) professor, professor emerita of Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged. She has been active in research of the relationship between Serbia & Croatia (Yugoslavia) and Hungary for decades. She is a notable and respected scientist both in Hungary and around the world.

Tibor Várnagy is known as a Hungarian fine artist, gallery director, curator and critic.