Mosaics from the heritage of ELTE – October 2023

The object of the month – Statue of Miklós Radnóti made by Imre Varga

The bronze statue of Miklós Radnóti leaning against the railing and looking in front of him is a scaled-down copy of the life-size statue of Radnóti in Mohács in 1970 by the Kossuth Prize-winning sculptor Imre Varga (19232019). Size: 48 x 40 x 24 cm.

Miklós Radnóti’s name was adopted by our school in 1959, on the 50th anniversary of the poet’s birth.

In 1985, on the 25th anniversary of the naming, Radnóti’s statue became the property of the school, from a teacher’s donation. The statue stands in the hall on the ground floor of ELTE Radnóti Miklós Primary School and High School, on its marble pedestal you can read the last two lines of Miklós Radnóti’s poem „Őrizz és védj”.


Compiled by Hedvig Kocsis

Source/author of illustration:
ELTE Radnóti Miklós Training School and Highschool