Who was Géza Lakatos?

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Géza Lakatos de Csíkszentsimon (1890–1967) was a Hungarian general during World War II, as well as prime minister of Hungary from August to October of 1944. In August 1944, Lakatos and Miklós Horthy overthrew the German government of Hungary with one tank. While in power, they prevented the deportation of Jews. The Germans retaliated by kidnapping Horthy’s son. Horthy surrendered and Lakatos stepped down. When the war was over, Lakatos immigrated to Australia. Imre adopted Lakatos’ name because he found his personal courage in the service of freedom very inspirational.


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