Lajos Veress Dálnoki (1889–1976)

Professional army officer, promoted to general in 1940 and field marshal in August 1944, as commander of the Second Hungarian Army stationed in Northern Transylvania. Before the October 15 attempt by Hungary to withdraw from the war, He was appointed deputy (homo regius) to Miklós Horthy, to take over in case the governor should be prevented from fulfilling his duties, but the German army arrested him for treason and handed him over to the Quisling Arrow-Cross authorities, whose military court sentenced him to 15 years’ imprisonment. He escaped , but in January 1947, he was arrested he was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was freed during the ’56 revolution and then emigrated.

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