Hungary. 5,000 Forint 2009. Miklos Radnoti. Proof

Centennial of Birth of MIKLÓS RADNÓTI

The poet and translator Miklós Radnóti is considered one of the most important 20th-century Hungarian poets. He was drafted into the army during World War II and was killed at the age of thirty-five  while on a forced march. After the war, Radnóti's last poems, written in a small notebook during the march, were discovered in his overcoat when his body was exhumed from a mass grave near the village of Abda in northwest Hungary. These final poems are among the very few works of surviving Holocaust literature. Possibly his best known work is the fourth stanza of The Razglednicák, where he describes the shooting of another man and then imagines his own death. Radnóti was reburied in Budapest's Kerepesi Cemetery.



Face Value: 5,000 Forint

Quality: Proof

Metal: .925 silver

Weight : 31.46 g

Diameter: 38.61mm

Mintage: 6,000

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