Sándor Zöld

Sándor Zöld (19 May 1913, Oradea – 20 April 1951) was a Hungarian communist politician, who served as interior minister between 1950 and 1951. He followed János Kádár in this position.

Sándor Zöld
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Minister of the Interior of Hungary
In office
23 June 1950 – 20 April 1951
Preceded byJános Kádár
Succeeded byÁrpád Házi
Personal details
Born(1913-05-19)19 May 1913
Nagyvárad, Hungary
Died20 April 1951(1951-04-20) (aged 37)
Budapest, Hungary
Political partyHungarian Communist Party, Hungarian Worker's Party
Professionphysician, politician

Born in Nagyvárad, his family moved to Berettyóújfalu after the signing of the Treaty of Trianon. In 1932 he joined to the illegal communist party with supporting of Gyula Kállai. From 1942 he worked as a physician in the Berettyóújfalu hospital. He was a member of the interim national assembly in Debrecen at the end of the Second World War.

In the Rákosi regime, he was appointed as interior minister. On 19 April 1951, on the party's congress, Mátyás Rákosi criticized the work of the Ministry of the Interior. The next day the authorities found Zöld's dead body together with those of his whole family: two children, his wife and his mother. According to the official information, Zöld killed his family then committed suicide. He was relieved of his interior ministerial position on the day of his death, and he was deprived of his offices in the Communist Party. His ashes were buried in an honorary grave in the Kerepesi Cemetery on 1 June 1957, but the accurate clarification of the bygones was canceled.[clarification needed]


Political offices
Preceded by
János Kádár
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Árpád Házi