VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

A presentation in Kovászna (Covasna, RO)

09 November 2015

On Monday, November 9th, 2015, Sándor Szakály, the Director of the VERITAS Research Institute for History, gave a presentation titled From Trianon to Paris. Hungary between 1920-1940 at the Municipal Community Center in Kovászna. The event was co-organized by the Kőrősi Csoma Sándor Cultural Association and the Fábian Ernő School.

“Following shortly after the two western powers’ – Britain and France – declaration of war against Germany, a Soviet attack commenced – not against Germany, but with her consultation, as per the spirit and letter of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, which had been signed on August 23rd, 1939 – against Poland. Thus it was that the armies of Europe’s two powerful dictatorships, in a matter of weeks, defeated the Poles – still brimming with confidence in 1938-1939 – as the Poles received no meaningful support from either ally, Britain or France. The Germans and Soviets then proceeded to divvy up the country.” Sándor Szakály: From Trianon to Paris.


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