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Overview of the Hugó Sónyi Papers
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Description
Correspondence, writings, registers, and printed matter, relating mainly to post-World War II Hungarian émigré affairs, and especially to Hungarians in Germany.
Background
A colonel general in the Hungarian army, Sónyi commanded the Hungarian armed forces from September 1936 to March 1940. From 1945 until his death in 1958 he lived in exile in West Germany. The important achievement of Sónyi's exile years was reestablishment in 1953 of the Hungarian order of merit known as Vitéz, or Vitézi Rend in Hungarian. The Order of Vitéz, founded in 1678, revived in 1920, and abolished by the Soviet-imposed Communist government of Hungary in 1946, had been an important symbol of Hungary's historic commitment to independence and territorial integrity.
Extent
10 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (4.5 linear feet)
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Availability
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