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A compensation for the Czechoslovakia expellees in 1945 on the Hungarian agenda

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Hungary, Budapest – the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice Pál Völner declared that the government is committed to take compensatory measures for Hungarians expelled from Czechoslovakia from May to June 1945, because of the principle of “collective guilt” after the Beneš Decrees.

170.000 Hungarians and Germans have been stripped of all their belongings and removed from the country because they were seen as partly to blame for the partition of Czechoslovakia in 1938. Völner also reminded that under the Rákosi communist regime no measures have been taken to compensate Hungarians forced to leave their homeland, that was the north part of Hungary before WWII. It’s a step forward to turn the page on a still painful communist history.