HE WAS CALVINIST, COUNT AND HUNGARIAN: ISTVÁN TISZA WAS COMMEMORATED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DEBRECEN
Balázs Szloszjár, Commander of Bocskai Infantry Brigade appreciated István Tisza’s achievement as a statesman as well as his deeds at the front-line of the battle zone.
Prime Minister István Tisza was assassinated on this day 101 years ago in his mansion in Hermina street in Budapest. The martyr politician’s death was commemorated at his statue in front of the Main Building of the University of Debrecen. Vice Rector Ákos Pintér called the late Prime Minister a formidable, epoch-making statesman.
Balázs Szloszjár, Commander of Bocskai Infantry Brigade commemorated István Tisza not as a politician but as a soldier who served at the front-line of the battle zone. The statesman survived three assassination attempts, however, the fourth one proved fatal on 31 October 1918. At the end of the ceremony, the participants of the event placed a wreath on István Tisza’s statue. On behalf of the city, Mayor László Papp laid a wreath on the late Prime Minister’s monument. Following him, the County Municipality, the University of Debrecen, the Armed Forces, and several civil and social organizations paid tribute to the late politician.
Photos: János Miskolczi