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Simon Kemény

KEMÉNY, SIMON (1882–1945), Hungarian poet and editor. In his emotional impressionist poetry, he overcame his tendency to religiosity. Kemény, a converted Jew, was murdered during the last days of the siege of Budapest by Hungarian Nazis. His main work is Lamentàciok ("Lamentations," 1909).

Sources: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2007 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.