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Rákosi, Ferenc

In White Hungary. Issued to support Mátyás Rákosi.

In White Hungary. Issued to support Mátyás Rákosi.

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Rakosh, Fr. [In White Hungary]. V Beloy Vengrii.

With the article about Mátyás Rákosi by Bela Kun. 

Moskva, TsK MOPR, 1926. 
12mo, 48 p., ill. 

In original wrappers. 
In good condition, small losses along spine, stamp to front cover and p. 17, small tears and losses to front cover edges, lightly rubbed. 

One of 15 000 copies printed.

The book was published by the International Red Aid (MOPR) to support Hungarian communists and Mátyás Rákosi (1892-1971), a prominent figure in the international communist movement. Rákosi faced the death penalty in Hungary but, due to a campaign launched by the International Red Aid, his sentence was reduced to imprisonment. In 1940, he was released by the Hungarian authorities in exchange for some trophy regimental standards from the time of the Hungarian War of Independence, which were kept in Russia. Subsequently, Rákosi rose to become a leader of communist Hungary.
The author of the book is Ferenc Rákosi (1904–2006), brother of Mátyás Rákosi and a member of the NKVD.
The edition was banned in Russia because of the article by Béla Kun (1886-1938). Any mention of Béla Kun in any edition was sufficient for it to be banned in the 1930s. Béla Kun led the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919. After the fall of the Hungarian revolution, Kun emigrated to the USSR, where he was arrested and executed in 1938 during the Great Purge.

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