Hungarian Government Condemns Ethnic Cleansing of Germans After WWII

(MTI)  No crime can be compensated for with another crime and this is all the more true in the case of collective punishment for assumed crimes, Human Resources Minister Zoltan Balog said on Saturday addressing a commemoration in Solymar, outside Budapest, to remember Hungary’s ethnic Germans who were expelled from the country after the second world war.

“Politicians, politics or even certain individuals may be responsible, but nations as a whole should never be accused” he said.

“There are some even today who still insist on condemning people and ethnic groups collectively,” Balog said, adding that it is wrong to expel any individual from a nation.

Hungary’s parliament decided in December last year to mark January 19 as a day of national remembrance, commemorating the departure of the first train with ethnic German deportees on the same day in 1946.

Participants at the Potsdam Conference concluding the war agreed that ethnic Germans in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, should wholly or partly be resettled in Germany.

The Hungarian government in December 1945 issued a deportation decree concerning ethnic Germans, based on the principle of collective guilt. Under the decree, all residents that had declared themselves ethnic Germans, or said that their mother tongue was German, were supposed to leave the country. Members of the Volksbund or any others who had “supported Hitler’s organisations in any way” were to be deported, too.

Between January 1946 and June 1948 between 220,000 and 250,000 ethnic Germans were sent to Germany, while between 40,000 and 70,000 others were taken to forced labour camps in the Soviet Union.


Monument in Elek, Hungary commemorates the Germans who lived in Hungary before they were deported

Across Eastern and Central Europe monuments have appeared commemorating those who suffered in the forced migrations of 1945.

This photograph shows the monument in Elek, Hungary commemorating the Germans who lived in Hungary before they were deported by force.


Gallery:  A Memorial for the Millions of Ethnic German Refugees and Expellees from Eastern Germany and across Eastern Europe, between 1944 and 1948 (You can hover your mouse over the gallery to pause it).

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In the Federal Republic of Germany (the occupied vassal state), the suffering of the Ethnic Germans remains officially unacknowledged, or is even accepted as having been perfectly OK; that all Germans were (and are) guilty and that they deserved whatever happened to them.

Thus, on behalf of the German people around the world, I would like to say a sincere thank you to the government and people of Hungary, and to commend them for doing the right and honourable thing in both acknowledging and condemning these crimes against humanity, committed against innocent and defenseless Germans.  I hope that other countries will follow your lead in  this regard, and that in the not too distant future, such efforts will also lead to a complete  re-examination of the history of the war itself, which is long overdue.

And I will now also take this opportunity to say SHAME on the FRG government and all the major political parties who have behaved so cowardly and despicably on this issue!

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3 Responses to Hungarian Government Condemns Ethnic Cleansing of Germans After WWII

  1. First Germany was declared war by the zionist power in England and France with as false pretext the Dantzig-issue.After the war with high losses also on German side came the victor’s cruelty on the Germans with hangings of many innocent people and the atrocities on the German people. When payment for those victims? Or is a German still less worth then a Jew or another citizen??JUSTICE NOW!

    • Butterkeks says:

      The sad truth is, in the opinion of the jews and their minions, even a dead jew is worth more than a living human being.
      Hence, they throw doubters of their narrative in prison.

  2. treesnake says:

    I remember when they came. I was in grade one in an already over filled classroom of some fifty kids. All of a sudden overnight fifty more kids had to be crammed in, it was pandemonium. They spoke a to us nearly incomprehensible dialect and had their head shaved , I guess to prevent typhus. Some Hungarian kids were among them who couldn’t speak German. We were all a terribly scrawny lot. Schulspeisung i. e. meals at school didn’t get started until 1948., when they rolled in the good old Gulaschkanonen (goulash cannons) i. e field kitchens from the Wehrmacht. We have to thank that great humanitarian Ex President Herbert Hoover for that. It was he who insisted, that the German children should be fed, and not starved to death, as was the master plan (Morgenthau) He saved millions of us from starvation.

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