Boj o retribuci : Činnost ministrů spravedlnosti 1945-1948
The Battle for retribution : Justice Ministers' actions 1945-1948
Kampf um Vergeltung : Tätigkeit der Justizminister 1945-1948
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This study set itself the task of comparing the approaches of different post-war Justice Ministers towards retribution, i.e. regarding the punishment of war criminals, traitors and collaborators, in particular from their position in the government. Thanks to the records of post-war governments, in is possible to describe and evaluate the development of different phases, when certain changes could be implemented, when the first disputes occurred and how different ministers responded to these. The political struggle between democrats and communists on the further direction of post-war Czechoslovakia's domestic conditions and international orientation also had a marked impact on the overall problem of the practical execution of retributive justice.
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