Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Czech Republic: Justice Minister says "nothing terrible" happened during the Nazi occupation

Representatives of TOP 09 and the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) are outraged at Justice Minister Helena Valkova (ANO) saying that "nothing terrible" happened to Czechs during the Nazi Germans' occupation in an interview for the server Echo24. 
In a press release sent to CTK later, Valkova said the comment was relative to Poland and the Soviet Union. 

Asked what she thought of the post-war transfer of Germans from Czechoslovakia, she replied: "The worst. I understand that this was a reaction to what happened to Czechs before, but 'nothing terrible" happened in the Protectorate." 
"This is an incredible and insensitive offense of all victims of the Nazi occupation, including the Holocaust victims, and our soldiers who died in foreign militaries," TOP 09 deputy chairman Miroslav Kalousek said. 
"This denies or at least overlooks the suffering of thousands of Jews who were transferred from the Czech soil and subsequently murdered, this denies the obliteration of entire Czech villages, this denies the suffering of thousands of brave people who were killed," Kupka said.

More: The Prague Monitor

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