VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

12 April 2016

Edvard Beneš’ plan to bring about a Czechoslovakia free of Sudeten Germans, ethnic Hungarians and ethnic Poles, and reflecting the pre-1938 borders, involved a painful population exchange. As a result, approximately seventy thousand Hungarians were forced to leave their ancestral homeland.

On the occasion of the Memorial Day for the Hungarians expelled from the Slovak Highlands, the Tata city council will hold a commemoration on April 12th (Tuesday), 2016. Among the invited speakers will be Zsolt Németh, Member of Parliament and head of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Sándor Szakály, Director of the VERITAS Research Institute for History; Árpád Martényi, Vice President of the Rákóczi Alliance and President of the János Esterházy Memorial Committee; and Gyula Bárdos, President of the Social and Cultural Association of the Hungarians of Slovakia (CSEMADOK).