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Viktor Julow and the Independence War in 1956
Published January 14, 2020

Viktor Julow and the Revolution and the War of Independence in 1956. After 28 October 1956, Viktor Julow started to work as an editor for the revolutionary Csokonai Radio, writing and reading out articles. The radio, capable of local transmission only, aired four of his articles. The first one, entitled “Thank You for the Blood Conserve... was a commentary in a lyrical tone; the second one, “Reply to a Pamphlet” reacted to a piece of news he had heard on Miskolc Radio about a pamphlet issued in Slovakia. In the other two articles he proposed changes in street names and the system of national awards. His persecution began in May 1957, when he was downgraded to a lower academic position. However, as ministry officials still considered this as too mild a punishment, he underwent another disciplinary procedure and was finally dismissed from his job with immediate effect on 3 October 1957. After that, the unemployed scholar had to rely on the assistance of his work contacts and friends such as László Kéry, Péter Nagy, József Szauder and László Országh. After months of insecurity, he was appointed senior researcher of the Déri Museum in February 1958.

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