(October 26, 1888 – September 10, 1972)
Dr. Tibor Eckhardt was a Hungarian statesman and diplomat. Eckhardt became a leader in the Hungarian exile communities and in the west, as the spokesman for the “country that could no longer speak for itself” first under Nazi control and then under Soviet occupation. He was involved with various exile organizations, first the Free Hungary Movement during WWII and then various Cold War organizations such as the Hungarian National Council, Assembly of Captive Europe Nations as well as the leadership of First Aid for Hungary the first response organization Eckhardt founded to meet the needs of the refugees of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (from October 29, 1956 – May 1, 1957).
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