Hungary condemns Prague monument to Benes

18th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

18 May 2005, BUDAPEST - The Hungarian government on Tuesday slammed as offensive a monument erected in Prague to honour former Czech president Eduard Benes who masterminded the post World War Two decrees which expelled Germans and Hungarians from the then Czechoslovakia.

18 May 2005

BUDAPEST - The Hungarian government on Tuesday slammed as offensive a monument erected in Prague to honour former Czech president Eduard Benes who masterminded the post World War Two decrees which expelled Germans and Hungarians from the then Czechoslovakia.

Hungarian government spokesman Boglar Laszlo, quoted by Hungarian news agency MTI, said his country had expected that the Czech government would distance itself from the principle of collective guilt and more towards more "European" principles.

Hungary had been a long-term ally with Nazi Germany.

DPA

Subject: German news

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