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Calvary of the Germans in Hungary at the end of WWII

Eleonóra Matkovits-Kretz
Published Online: 2015-09-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/auseur-2015-0005

Abstract

The German community in Hungary suffered many blows at the end of World War II and after it, on the basis of collective guilt. Immediately after the Red Army had marched in. gathering and deportation started into the camps of the Soviet Union, primarily into forced-labour camps in Donetsk, the Caucasus, and the Ural mountains. One third of them never returned. Those left behind had to face forced resettlement, the confiscation of their properties, and other ordeals. Their history was a taboo subject until the change of the political system in 1989. Not even until our days, by the 70th anniversary of the events, has their story reached a worthy place in national and international remembrance. International collaboration, the establishment of a research institute is needed to set to rights in history the story of the ordeal of the German community after World War II. for the present and future generations

Keywords: Malenkey robot; Soviet lager; deportation; labour camp; prisoners of war; relocation; collective guilt; Swabian Holocaust; Germans from Hungary; forced migration

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Published Online: 2015-09-08

Published in Print: 2015-08-01


Citation Information: Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 51–59, ISSN (Online) 2068-7583, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/auseur-2015-0005.

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