The Sudeten German Homeland Association has given up its claim to the group's former home in parts of the Czech Republic, quieting one of the final echoes of the Second World War.

The group's national assembly said on Sunday that they had decided to remove language about the “claim to the homeland, winning it back, and the related right of self-determination of the national group” from their constitution, as well as claims for financial compensation.

They also recognized their share of responsibility in the "persecution and murder of Sudeten Germans and Czechs who were hated by the Nazi regime, as well as for the the Holocaust of the Jews in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia".

Spokesman Bernd Posselt told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that he was glad the delegates had agreed to the suggestion he had been making for years.

Now the Association would be "future-proof" and enjoy a stronger "role as a connector in German-Czech dialogue," he said.

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek welcomed the decision, telling CT television that “this is no surprise – it's one of the conditions for an improvement in relations.”

So to improve the German-Czech dialogue, ethnic Germans have to give up the right to their ancestral homelands. Another victory of expropriation of our peoples of their roots.