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A trianoni békeszerződés magyar aláírói:
Hungarian Signatories of the Peace Treaty of Trianon

Dr. Ágost Benárd and Alfréd Drasche–Lázár

Author(s): László Tamás Vizi
Subject(s): Cultural history, Diplomatic history, Political history, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: Peace Treaty of Trianon; Hungarian signatories; minister of welfare and labor; extraordinary ambassador and authorized minister; political and public career;
Summary/Abstract: Life, later destiny, political and public work of Dr. Ágost Benárd, minister of welfare and labor and Alfréd Drasche–Lázár, extraordinary ambassa-dor and authorized minister, who were the signatories of the Peace Trea-ty of Trianon, on 4th June 1920 were beyond the scope of examination of the researchers and historians in the recent time. Present study is aiming to fill this gap, with presenting the two signatories’ political and public ca-reer. It covers their education, role in the First World War and their work between the two wars. It definitely refutes the allegations that Dr. Ágos Benárd and Alfréd Drasche–Lázár were weightless politicians who were willing to leave politics and who were voluntarily signatories of the peace treaty. By contrast, the study describes both politicians’ work after the signing of the peace treaty, and proves with persuasive arguments that they were two honest gentlemen, who were suffering of and said to be victims of the events, they were the formers of the 20th Century Central Europe.

  • Page Range: 405-420
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian