The status of the German minority after defeat of Nazi Germany
Postavenie nemeckej menšiny na Slovensku po porážke nacistického Nemecka
Nazification of Germany and tragedy which resulted from Hitler´s aggression, had unfortunate repercusions upon the status of the German minority in Slovakia. The ethnic Germans were considered to be exponents of Nazi Germany in post-war Czechoslovakia, directly responsible for destruction of the Czechoslovak Republic. After the renewal of Czechoslovakia, president E. Beneš on the base of a controversial principle of collective guilt obtained an approval of the Allies for mass transfer of the ethnic Germans out of Czechoslovakia. On Slovak territory, the Slovak National Council prepared the expulsions of Germans by number of decrees. This resulted in an economic and social dislocation of members of the German minority, their internation in concentration camps and consequent arbitrary transfer of majority of ethnic Germans out of Slovakia.
Bibliografické informácie (sk)
OLEJNÍK, Milan. Postavenie nemeckej menšiny na Slovensku po porážke nacistického Nemecka. Človek a spoločnosť, 1998, roč. 1, č. 2.
OLEJNÍK, Milan. The status of the German minority after defeat of Nazi Germany. Individual and Society, Vol. 1, No. 2.
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