Jobbik commemorates to the victims of Beneš Decrees

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Exactly 70 years ago today, on August 2, 1945, the infamous Beneš Decrees went into effect ordering the total disenfranchisement of the ethnic German and ethnic Hungarian population of Czechoslovakia recalled the statement issued by the Jobbik party at the 70th anniversary of this heinous crime.

The Jobbik party statement recalls that those affected by the regulations have lost their citizenship, their jobs, and been deprived of their pension benefits. Ethnic Hungarian students expelled from universities, and their mother tongue has been banned; the perpetrators of this atrocity disbanded all Hungarian cultural associations, and the victims' bank deposits have been confiscated.

Kangaroo courts convicted 75 thousand ethnic Hungarians for war crimes and expelled them from the country. Those expelled left behind 160 thousand acres of land and 15,700 residential homes. As a result of the Beneš Decrees, a total of 76,616 ethnic Hungarians have been expelled from their birth place and deported to Hungary.

It is the Hungarian diplomacy's shame that 25 year after the fall of communism the infamous Beneš Decrees are still in force; both the Lisbon Treaty and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms ignore this historical crime.

If Jobbik wins the next general election it will take diplomatic steps to ensure that the Hungarian victims of this historical injustice receive an apology and their families, and descendants receive fair compensation conclude the statement issued by the Jobbik party.

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