The history of the Pogány family

Alajos Csebi Pogány was born on April 6, 1932 in Dunakiliti. His father was an impoverished nobleman who could trace his family back for centuries, but no longer had anything to inherit. Alajos Pogány lost his mother early and suffered a severe spinal cord injury while playing sports as a child. Nevertheless, he vowed to be a different person than his father or all those who humiliated him and caused him suffering. In 1952, he emigrated with his three companions to Austria, where he spent five years in various refugee camps. He returned home upon hearing the news of the Hungarian Revolution. In 1956, he moved from Austria to Belgium. He married daughter of a watch maker from Knokke. He learned the crafts of the watchmaker, the optician, and the jeweler. He became well know in the latter after six years of hard work, and was accepted by the businessmen of the Antwerp stock exchange, soon becoming famous for being unbeatable in sales. Of course, because he didn’t wait for the customers to come into his store, but he went after them. He was often the target of burglars, his knees were shot several times. Once the business was well established, he had to endure the blow that his wife and daughter had died in a car accident. His second marriage was not successful, but through his father-in-law, Gyula Lóránt, he became good friends with the members of the Hungarian gold team- Aranycsapat, living in the West. At the request of his wife, he moved the scene of his operation from Belgium to France, where he began construction works, as well as anywhere else in the world where he set foot. He visited Hungary in the 1980s, where he was a person of high influence in the economic life before and immediately after the change of regime, but not in his original profession, because the Hungarian market was not a buyer for diamonds of the value he traded. Leaving Budapest he did not move back to France, but built a Chateau with a golf course in Dunakiliti, Princess Palace.

As the culmination of his misfortunes, he lost his son in 2011 under tragic circumstances. It was then that he thought about trying to put his life under a magnifying glass in writing. Honestly, without distortion. Maybe he realized why the Eternal wanted to put him to the test so many times. Of course, such secrets cannot be scanned, but the chronicle of a life may help others to realize that nothing is for free. There is no prosperity and respect without work, and without prosperity there is no progressing country, for there is no such thing as a rich country with poor people or a poor country with rich. The biography of Alajos Csebi Pogány is also an epoch, in which not only will our acquaintance become a special character, but also the world with many interesting personalities and destinies.

“Under self-examination, I have to admit that I myself have a passion or two. One is obviously based on the nesting instinct I have, much like wild birds. I love to build a roof over my head, an extravagant roof to prove that whoever lives under it doesn’t feel good in social rental housing, no matter how much he is destined to do so at the beginning of his destiny. This passion for building is obviously due, among other things, to the fact that when I was a child, I considered only the Pálffy Castle in Dunakiliti to be a worthy residence for a self-righteous person, like myself. “