Memorandum of Conversation, by the Chief of the Division of European Affairs (Moffat)
The Czechoslovak Chargé d’Affaires11 made his daily visit at half-past twelve. He said that they had heard over the short wave last night a Czechoslovak announcement giving the latest Czech proposals in fuller detail than had appeared in the press.
According to this broadcast the limits of the Czechoslovak concessions would be as follows:
- Recognition of the principle of proportionate representation.
- Recognition of the principle of proportionate employment in the civil service.
- Compensation for losses suffered by the Sudetens in the past.
- Reinstatement of German police in German areas.
- A linguistic law based on nationality.
- Economic relief to the Sudeten Germans.
- Equality of nationality (no minorities in the future).
- Linguistic autonomy.
- National groups to be recognized in districts where they have a majority.
- Special Governmental departments with official representation of nationality groups.
- Nationality groups to have the right of appeal.
- Registers to be kept for nationality identification.
- If new laws are required to carry this out, they will be drafted with the assistance of the Sudeten negotiators.
The Chargé d’Affaires in commenting on the foregoing said that point 4 was the only one which caused him trouble and which if concluded he thought would bring trouble in the future.
- Karel Brejška.↩