CZECHOSLOVAKIA BETWEEN 1948 AND 1956 (VIEWED BY A HUNGARIAN HISTORIAN)
In 1956, the Czechoslovak authorities successfully suppressed all traces of a potential uprising. The Czechoslovak society was not yet prepared for a political turn-over in the 50's. Slovak Hungarians could choose between their survival as a minority and an uprising in autumn 1956. A sober deliberation excluded all steps leading to a Hungarian revolution. The Slovak Hungarians still had vivid memories of suffering, which they experienced after 1945. Worries of being accused of irredentism were strong and any support of Hungarian revolution was unthinkable.
Istvan Janek, Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Uri utca 53, H-1014 Budapest, Hungary
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