The Jewish Role in the Hungarian Soviet Republic of 1919

The Hungarian Soviet Republic, which lasted for 133 days between 21st March and 1st August 1919, is an often overlooked event in early twentieth century history. It has been largely overshadowed by the February and October revolutions of 1917 in the Russian Empire and the resultant civil war.

When compared to the extreme revolutionary violence happening in Russia before, during and after the First World War. In addition to the better known attempts at communist revolution in Munich and Berlin during 1918. The Hungarian Soviet Republic was a relatively minor affair, but this seeming sideshow is extremely important for understanding the course Europe took over the next decade.


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