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Döme Sztójay

SurnameSztójay
Given NameDöme
Born5 Jan 1883
Died22 Aug 1946
CountryHungary
CategoryGovernment
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseDöme Sztójay was born in Vršac, Sztójay. As a WW1 veteran officer, he joined Miklós Horthy's counter-revolutionary army. As Horthy gained power in Hungary, Sztójay, too, solidified his political power. Between 1925 and 1933, he served in Berlin as a military attaché. After a two-year break from diplomacy, he returned to Berlin in 1935 as the Hungarian ambassador in Berlin. During his 1935-1944 tenure in Berlin, he developed a pro-German and pro-Fascist view, which directly affected his policies as he became the Prime Minister of Hungary in 23 Mar 1944. A puppet of Germany, he guaranteed Germany of more Hungarian soldiers for the Eastern Front and deported Hungarian Jews to Nazi concentration camps. Horthy, appalled at Sztójay's policies, demanded his removal. In Aug 1944, Berlin gave in to Horthy's demands and removed Sztójay. In Apr 1945, Sztójay fled Hungary but was later arrested by American troops. He was found guilty of war crimes by a Communist-run tribunal in Budapest and was executed by firing squad in 1946.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Aug 2006

Döme Sztójay Timeline

5 Jan 1883 Döme Sztójay was born.
22 Mar 1944 Döme Sztójay formed a new government in Hungary.
14 Apr 1944 SS Brigadier General Veesenmayer reported that Hungarian Prime Minister Sztojay promised that by the end of Apr 1944 at least 50,000 Hungarian Jews fit for work would be made available to the Germans, beginning with 5,000 Jews effective immediately and 5,000 more every three to four days until the number of 50,000 has been reached. An additional 50,000 Jews were to be made available in May, and the number of Jewish labor draftees inside Hungary is to be raised to 100,000 to 150,000.
22 Aug 1946 Döme Sztójay passed away.




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