Jerry P. Shinley Archive:Subject: NY Times on Ferenc Nagy
NY Times on Ferenc Nagy
Date: 2/8/99 10:53 AM Eastern Standard Time
[This post was made to contest claims by Garrison supporters that Ferenc Nagy was a Nazi-sympathizer during WWII and later.--JPS]
Citations from the New York Times
Jan 16, 1948 P4
Nagy Calls Vajta Nazi
Ousted Hungarian Premier Gives Information to House Group
Washington, Jan15. - Ferenc Vajta, now being held at New York for deportation has been identified as a Nazi and "propagandist for the Nazis" in Budapest during the German occupation. Ferenc Nagy, recent anti-Communist and anti-Nazi premier of Hungary, was quoted as authority by the House Committee on Un-American Activities today.
Representative John McDowell of Pennsylvania, chairman of a subcommittee on fascism, said he had telephoned to Mr. Nagy at Herndon, Va., where the ousted premier has been living since his escape from Hungary and flight to refuge in this country last June.
This conversation was read into the records of the investigating group at a closed hearing today as it continued efforts to determine the details of Vajta's entrance into this county.
[I owe this reference to Christopher Simpson's excellent book, _Blowback_. In Simpson's account Ferenc Vadja (Simpson's preferred spelling, Vajta above) was sent to the U. S. by Army CIC to contact Ferenc Nagy to convince him to cooperate with a group known as Intermarium, but Vadja's presence was exposed by Drew Pearson.]
May 7, 1956 P36
Magyar Church is 50 Years Old
At Anniversary Celebration, Dr. Nagy Says U.S. Will Win Battle of Ideologies
Dr. Nagy was forced to resign by a Communist coup in 1947. He is now prominent in organizations representing governments-in-exile from central and eastern Europe.
"There is only one question: which ideology will lead the future way of mankind, democracy or Communism? The latter has changed its methods from violence and terror to seemingly democratic and parliamentary ways."
Dr. Nagy declared that, to oppose these methods, which he labeled much more dangerous than open aggression, it was necessary to build up "our own strategy." This strategy, he said, should be as follows:
-The United States should introduce itself to the rest of the world as it really exists - with its "moral strengths and wonderful principles."-The free world should support all efforts to increase foreign aid for underdeveloped nations so that they can meet the Soviet economic challenge.-The United States should point out to the rest of the world that Communism is not a revolution or progressive ideology any more, but a reactionary movement.-
Dr. Nagy declared that a real revolution was going on in America where, he said, the differences between the rich and the poor were disappearing entirely.
Maintaining that the final victory in the battle for ideas will go to America, he added:
"The United States will sooner or later be able to prove to the rest of the world that, to pursue happiness, the only way is democracy."
Oct 29, 1956 P8
Ferenc Nagy Going to Border
Paris, Oct. 28 (UP) - Ferenc Nagy, Hungary's last non-communist premier and a leader of refugees from behind the Iron Curtain, said tonight that he would be willing to return home to head a new anti-communist regime.
Mr. Nagy is flying to Vienna tomorrow and will go from there to the Hungarian border. He is expected to meet there with leaders of the revolution.
Nov 9, 1956 P14
Aid for Refugees Pushed in Britain
Provisions for Hungarians' Reception Sifted as Anger at Soviets Continues
London, Nov. 8 - [...]
At Shannon Airport in Ireland, Ferenc Nagy, who was premier of Hungary in 1946-1947, said he was on his way to New York to urge the United Nations to establish an international police force in his country. Mr. Nagy, a member of the Smallholders Party, is not to be confused with Imre Nagy, the Hungarian Communist premier seized by Soviet forces a few days ago.
Ferenc Nagy said more than 100,000 persons had been killed or wounded in the battles in Hungary.
"Only the free world has profited from Hungary's experience, for it has made further Communist infiltration impossible," Mr. Nagy said. "Who will believe that Communism is a peaceful ideology after the brutal war against Hungary?"
Nov 9, 1956 P14
Soviet Says West Incited Hungary
Approval of Rebel Plans by 'High U. S. Circles' Alleged -- Arms Aid Charged
Moscow, Nov. 8 - Soviet propaganda outlets reported today that the uprising in Hungary has been financed by the Western Powers and that advance plans had been approved by the "highest circles" in the United States.
The allegation of outside planning and support for the uprising against the Hungarian government was contained in a report from Vienna broadcast by the Moscow radio tonight. This named Ferenc Nagy, former Hungarian premier and [International] Peasant Union leader ..., as the key figure in the supposed plot against the regime.
The report said that Mr. Nagy met with Hungarian emigres in Munich "not long before the beginning of the rebellion in Hungary." He was alleged to have told them that he had just come from the United States where plans for the revolt had been "agreed upon in the highest circles."
Mr. Nagy is also alleged to have worked out plans for supporting the revolt with arms and supplies in agreement with "American Organizations."
Nov 21, 1956 P16
Hungarian Charges West Lost a Chance
Washington, Nov. 20 (UP) - Ferenc Nagy ... said today the free world had lost an opportunity to undermine the Communist empire when it failed to help Hungarian patriots.
"It is not observation or sympathy that is needed in Hungary," he told the House Committee on Un-American Activities, "but rather concrete action on the part of the western world."
Dec 10, 1956 P26
Aid to Hungary Urged
Former Premier Asks Freeworld Boycott of Soviet
Ferenc Nagy ... called yesterday for political aid against the Soviet Union and the current Hungarian government.
He urged the free world to apply an economic, social and cultural boycott against the Soviet Union.
"We must wake up to the fact that the Hungarian people did not fight for Red Cross packages but for freedom and national independence," Nr, Nagy said.
He spoke at a special "Service of Memory and Hope" for the Hungarian people at the Riverside church.
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