View Full Version : Czech Government Makes Apology to German Anti-Fascists

Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 07:18 PM
Yesterday the Czech government officially announced an apology towards German anti-fascists in Prague. The gesture only applies to people of German ethnicity that supported the Czechoslovak state before and after the Munich agreement of 1938. It contains a formal apology for their mistreatment after the War and the implementation of a research and information campaign. However, there will be no financial compensation for any of the victims.Source (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.euro lang.net%2Findex.php%3Foption%3Dcom_cont ent%26task%3Dview%26id%3D2431%26Itemid%3 D1%26lang%3Den)

Friday, August 26th, 2005, 10:00 AM
It´s quite interesting. With this step the Czech government made a tactical step cause now the can say that the others where Fascist and so they can block the interests from the Germans who former lived there.

Friday, August 26th, 2005, 03:19 PM
I don't respect this apology. They should apologize for ALL anti-German riots after WW2, and futhermore, they should disband from the inhuman Benesh-Discrets.

Friday, August 26th, 2005, 03:32 PM
Especially when...

Many elderly members of the German minority are disappointed that the gesture does not contain any financial compensation for their suffering. Many had to perform forced labour between the years 1945 and 1952 and were subject to confiscations and the loss of citizenship enacted by the infamous Benes decrees. They have never been compensated for the labour, nor can they count those years towards an often meagre old age pension. Their hopes to receive at least an increase in their pensions as part of the government measures were dashed with the yesterday’s announcement.

Some members of the German minority also hoped for cultural compensation in the form of bilingual signs and bilingual education, particularly in those areas where Germans formed the majority until 1945. However, the gesture does not contain a word on the protection of German heritage in the Czech Republic.This apology is hypocritical. The Czech government does not really value the lives of ethnic Germans, since such a differentiation is made.