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Kovago, Joseph

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1996 AD
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Hungarian patriot, politician, and freedom fighter

 

fought in anti-Nazi resistance during World War II

 

mayor of Budapest 1945-1948, 1956

 

imprisoned by Soviet-backed regime 1948-1956

 

freed from prison during revolution of 1956, reelected mayor of Budapest, and attempted to negotiate with Soviets

 

fled into exile after Soviets crushed revolution