VERITAS Research Institute and Archives

12 April 2016

The VERITAS Research Institute for History will commemorate the memory of the outstanding geographer and politician, Pál Teleki, who passed away seventy-five years ago, on April 3rd, 1941, with a memorial conference. Teleki led Hungary during very trying times: in 1920-1921 as the head of a government many considered doomed, and in 1939-1941 as prime minister, trying to save Hungary’s sovereignty and keep her out of the war in the face of an ever-strengthening Germany. After 1920 he played a major role in bringing about the conditions for political and economic consolidation, while after 1939 he endeavored to steer Hungary clear of the war.

Among the participants will be: János Kubassek, the Director of the Hungarian Geographic Museum; Péter Szabó, military historian; Gábor Nyári, PhD candidate, whose work on Teleki’s second stint as prime minister has recently appeared; and three research fellows from the Miklós Horthy Era Research Team of the VERITAS Research Institute for History (Gábor Hollósi, András Joó and László Orosz).