Member of The Workers' Militia, ?


Location ?
Length 02:57

Watch and Listen

Full video (mp4, 2 min)
Audio track (mp3, 2 min) Show player

TranscriptPlease note that this transcript is based on audio tracks and doesn't have to match exactly the video

How important is the workers' militia, and what is its purpose?

The workers' militia has a very important role in Hungary. Its duty is to protect the power of the Hungarian state, the power of the people, to protect the people's achievements, to restore, that is to protect the internal order, that's where its important duty is.

What is the responsibility of the workers' militia, who are they there to defend?

First of all, against those internal elements, people that might exist who do not sympathize with the socialist system, who may be employing the policy of "loosening up", because they are probably encouraged from abroad, people who criticize our social structure, not openly, but in a disguised form.

What is the responsibility of the workers' militia, what is their main job?

One of the most important duties of the workers' militia is to ensure the internal order, its further duty is – I forgot to tell you earlier - in the course of natural disasters, such as the flooding of Szeged in 1970 to help with the rescue operations. For example, the Szeged sub-division took part in the evacuation of the town of Makó. We were on watch-duty for one month when we had to be on watch day and night, of course we took turns resting.

Member of The Workers' Militia (?)

Member of The Workers' Militia