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Compensation for 1945 Czechoslovakia expellees on agenda

Compensation for 1945 Czechoslovakia expellees on agenda

Budapest (MTI) – The government has again put on its agenda compensation for Hungarian nationals who were expelled from southern Czechoslovakia under the principle of collective guilt in 1945, Pál Völner, state secretary at the justice ministry, said on Saturday.

Völner noted that Hungary’s communist Rákosi regime had relinquished any claims for compensation to Hungarians that had been forced to leave their homeland, which had been the northern part of Hungary before the second world war, and added that “there is no point in waiting for the European Union to settle the issue”.

Between May and October 1945, some 170,000 Hungarians, as well as ethnic Germans, seen as responsible for the forced division of Czechoslovakia in 1938, were stripped of all their belongings and expelled from the country.

Hungary’s parliament declared April 12 a memorial day to deportees from Upper Hungary in 2012.

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

2 Comments

  1. Brian U

    Sadly, we can’t change the past but what I did was since I just became a Hungarain citizen through simplified naturalization as my grandparents were born in the Kingdom of Hungary, I promised to sell the large amount of land I inherited and I am going to invest ALL of it in a B&B and a language school.

    I fought the Slovaks for 5 years to reclaim that land. A difficult battle but I won. I want to make this wrong a right! Actions and not words.

    This is how I can make the crime of Hungary losing land to Czechoslovakia into a positive change of selling and investing in Hungary! My oath is in June and I’m already a proud Hungarian! <3

  2. Anonymous

    Congratulations and God bless you! You are doing the right things!
    Good luck and best wishes!
    Laszlo

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