László Rajk, an architect and member of Hungary’s democratic opposition before the regime change, has died, the family told MTI. Rajk, a founding member and lawmaker of Hungary’s liberal Alliance of Free Democrats between 1990 and 1996, died on Wednesday, at the age of 70. According to epiteszforum.hu, he died after a short serious illness.
Rajk was the son of László Rajk, a communist politician executed in a Stalinist show trial in October 1949. He was designer of a memorial of the victims of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet uprising and revolution in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Rajk was set designer of theatre plays, exhibitions and films including Hungary’s Oscar-winning Son of Saul. He was member of the Budapest Municipal Assembly between 2002 and 2006.