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Janos KADAR

Hungarian Janos KADAR

Hungarian communist leader and the General Secretary of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party

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Born: on May 26, 1912 in Fiume, Hungary
Died: on July 06, 1989 in Budapest, Hungary


Biography

Kádár was born in Fiume to a poor family. He never met his father, who left his mother when he was young. After living in the countryside for some years, Kádár and his mother moved to Budapest. After quitting school, Kádár joined the Communist Party of Hungary's youth organisation, KIMSZ. Kádár would go on to become a prominent figure in the pre-World War II communist party, even becoming First Secretary.

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