Ferenc Nádosy (1907–1990) was a doctor and a Lutheran samizdat writer and distributor. He was born in Zólyom in 1907, the son of a Lutheran couple, Ferenc Nádosy, a newspaper editor, and Márta Korcsek. He studied medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at Pázmány Péter University. He graduated in 1934. He then worked as a researcher and practiced in several hospitals in Budapest. He was a medical officer in World War II from September 1944 to May 1945. He was captured and taken to Tecuci, were he worked in the hospital of the Soviet prison camp. After returning home, he started to work as a local practitioner in the village of Tótvázsony in Veszprém County. In 1946, he began authoring and publishing samizdat materials. The first open clash between him and the communist regime took place at the time of the elections in 1949. Though aware of the possible consequences of their acts, Nádosy and his wife both openly voted against the People’s Front in front of the counting committee during the open-poll election in Tótvázsony. A police investigation was launched against Ferenc Nádosy shortly afterwards because of alleged malversation, but the investigation was closed because the authorities could not find any evidence against him. A few weeks later, he was dismissed from his medical post.Nádosy moved from Tótvázsony to Szentaltalfa, and after two and a half years of work as a private doctor, he moved to Litér. Due to the lack of medical personnel in the Várpalota district in 1951, the chief physician of the county contacted Ferenc Nádosy and offered him a chance to return and to work as a practicing physician. After a long debate, Nádosy accepted the offer on one condition: the state had to issue a sealed, registered document, signed by the chief physician, specifying the doctrines of Marxism that Nádosy did not accept and detailing the positions he took against them. The document also assured Nádosy that the state demanded only his medical knowledge, and it did not oblige him to deny his faith. After a short period of service in the Várpalota district, he again became a general practitioner in Litér, where he served for 14 years, after which he retired. He then moved to Balatonalmádi, where he spent the last years of his life.
- Zvolen, Slovakia
Date of death
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- Kovács, Áron
- Pál, Zoltán
Lutheran Church register, Zvolen, Slovakia https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9T94-4LP?i=43&cc=1554443 (downloaded 16 October 2017).
Molnár László, szerk. [edited by] A Pázmány Péter Tudományegyetem Orvostudományi Karán végzett orvostanhallgatók jegyzéke 1921–1951. [Registry of Medical Students, Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the Pázmány Péter Science University 1921-1951.] Semmelweis Kiadó, Budapest, 2006. 154.
SRK TGy Kézirattár, An. 12360, Nádosy Ferenc, “Prognózisok és információk”, 3-5.