The V Corps was formed as the 5. Military District 7 December 1925 and redesignated 1 October 1938. It surrendered in Austria May 1945.

Known war crimes

Soldiers from the corps killed an estimated 3000 civilians, a large part of them Jews, in January 1942 in Bačka (Vojvodina) in present day Serbia, known as the Novi Sad massacre. In a Hungarian trial in December 1943 several officers, including Ferenc Feketehalmy-Czeydner, László Deák and József Grassy (the latter two would later become Waffen-SS officers), were found guilty of this massacre but they were granted bail and escaped to Germany. (1)

Commanders

Brigadier General Gyula Kubinyi (7 Dec 1925 - 1 May 1930)
Major General Kálmán Shvoy (1 May 1930 - 1 June 1934)
Major General Miksa Nagyszombathy (1 June 1934 - 1 Nov 1936)
Major General László Mérey   (1 Nov 1936 - 1 Aug 1939)
Major General Antal Silley  (1 Aug 1939 - 1 Aug 1941)
Major General Ferenc Feketehalmy-Czeydner  (1 Aug 1941 - 20 Aug 1942)
Major General Frigyes Gyimessy  (20 Aug 1942 - 1 Aug 1943)
Major General Pál Platthy  (1 Aug 1943 - 1 May 1944)
None  (1 May 1944 - 1 Sep 1944)
Major General Zoltán Algya-Pap  (1 Sep 1944 - 15 Nov 1944)
Major General Miklós Nagyöszy  (15 Nov 1944 - 17 Dec 1944)
Major General Mikály Ibrányi  (17 Dec 1944 - 1 Mar 1945)
Major General József Vasváry  (1 Mar 1945 - ? May 1945)

Order of battle (9 April 1941)

13. Infantry Brigade
14. Infantry Brigade
15. Infantry Brigade

Monument to the victims of the Novi Sad massacre
memorial-novisad
(Courtesy of Pokrajac)

Footnotes

1. "The Routledge atlas of the Holocaust" by Martin Gilbert, "War and revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945: occupation and collaboration" by Jozo Tomasevich and "The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II" by Nigel Thomas & Laszlo Szabo.

Sources used

Martin Gilbert - The Routledge atlas of the Holocaust
Andris J. Kursietis - The Hungarian Army and its military leadership in World War II
Leo W.G. Niehorster - The Royal Hungarian Army 1920-1945
Nigel Thomas & Laszlo Szabo - The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II
Jozo Tomasevich - War and revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945: occupation and collaboration

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