Czech Position (Czech Republic)

A new opinion poll indicates more Czechs are now in favor of abolishing decrees issued by post-war Czechoslovak president Edvard Beneš, which provided the legal basis after WWII for the expulsion and confiscation of property of Sudeten Germans who could not prove they did not support the Nazis. More respondents have no clear opinion on the issue. … Respondents were also asked about their attitude towards the expulsions. 42% said they consider the expulsions were fair; 25% said they were unfair but that it’s necessary to draw a line under the past; 7% said they were unfair and an apology is due; and 4% said they were unfair and compensation should be paid or property restituted.