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Zoltán Gúth (1929) - Biography


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He whistles, gives a short and a long sign, slows down, and it is the time to jump down.

Zoltán Gúth was born on November 1, 1929 in Maglód. His father made commercial studies, was a tradesman, his mother was secretary. His mother died early and his father remarried. After the elementary and the secondary school, he attended a commercial school but he never finished it. At the end of WWII he was mobilized, he served in the anti-aircraft defense. In 1948 after having crossed the Soviet border illegally, he was brought to Siberia, to different penal camps. He spent two years in the gulag, then four and a half year in exile. In Siberia he married a Russian woman, they had two children. His family followed him to Hungary after he had returned. He was condemned for four month imprisonment for having agitated in his working place. During the 1956 Hungarian revolution he took part in the fights against the Communist forces. After 1956 his family decided to return to the Soviet Union. He tried to follow them, he attempted to cross the border to the Soviet Union, was kept both times and condemned. Having been released he was ordered to settle down in Borsod county. He lived in Tiszaszederkény (later Leninváros, Tiszaújváros). He divorced his Russian wife, remarried and had three children. He worked as painter in the town and all over in the country. He retired in 1989. After the change of the political regime he got amends for the political persecution he had suffered.

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