K PROBLÉMU INTERPRETÁCIE POVOJNOVÉHO OSUDU JÁNOSA ESTERHÁZYHO V SLOVENSKEJ HISTORIOGRAFII
On the problem of interpretation of post-war destiny of Janos Esterhazy in the Slovak historiography
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The personality of Janos Esterhazy, a Hungarian minority politician in the period of interwar Czechoslovak Republic and in the Slovak State, is not an unknown element in the history of historiography. Difficulty in evaluation of his political activities is one of the most typical examples of different views of the Hungarian and Slovak historians. This contribution points to the state of reflexion of this personality in the Slovak historiography with the professional works of historians with an attempt to interpret the historical correlations binding to Esterhazy, focusing on his post-war destiny. An overview reveals that this part of his life is expressed by Slovak historians as a tragic personal and political chapter but they proclaim that an inadequate punishment does not qualify the historians to look at him as a symbolic person without critical reflection.
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