I could have stayed in France, but I came back home, because I knew something was going to happen
Karol Gémesi was born on 2nd October, 1943 in Šahy. He was raised in Hungarian language environment in the border region. After graduation he worked in the Dock-yard in Komarno. He helped establish the Institute for Experimental Tool Research (VUNAR) in Nove Zamky. He also worked as a manager of the Csemadok office in Nove Zamky. The Secret State Police suggested him collaboration. Before the Velvet Revolution, he worked several years in Algeria. In November 1989, he belonged to the main actors of the Velvet Revolution in Nové Zámky and in 1990 became a member of zhe Federal Parliament (Assembly) for the Hungarian Independent Initiative. He led the committee for investigation of violent events from November 1989. He left politics after the elections in 1992 and helped the economic recovery of post-revolution VUNAR management in Nove Zamky.