740.00119 Control (Hungary)/8–3145: Telegram

The Representative in Hungary (Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State

520. Foreign Ministry has given us copies of 17 notes of protest on treatment of Hungarians in Slovakia submitted to Allied Control Commission chairman over last 6 weeks. In note dated August 24 Hungarian Government regrets that previous protests had not alleviated situation which it says is rapidly deteriorating.

Hungarian Government states their nationals live under reign of terror and are oppressed on nationalistic grounds, a fact which is deeply resented by every Hungarian citizen. Hungarian Government requests Control Commission to impress on Czechoslovak Government that democratic principles should be applied to Czechoslovak Hungarians and that the inhumane persecution and despoliation of Hungarians in Czechoslovakia on nationalistic grounds should be terminated.

According to information received by this Mission and previously reported to Department it is apparent that the Hungarian Government has some justification in its protest regarding continuance of deportations and terroristic oppression of Hungarians especially in Slovakia and that these acts are continuing in spite of representations previously [Page 933] made by government. Chairman of Allied Control Commission here has not indicated any action which may have been taken in behalf of Commission to correct this situation.

Copies Foreign Ministry notes being sent by despatch.20

Sent to Praha as No. 7.

  1. These notes were transmitted to the Department in despatches 244 and 245, both of August 31, from Budapest, none printed.