The Hungarian Minority’s Elite in Czechoslovakia – between 1949 and 1989, with Special Regard to 1968 Cover Image
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A csehszlovákiai magyar kisebbség elitje – 1949 és 1989 között, különös tekintettel 1968-ra
The Hungarian Minority’s Elite in Czechoslovakia – between 1949 and 1989, with Special Regard to 1968

Author(s): Csaba Zsebők
Subject(s): History, Ethnohistory, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Special Historiographies:, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: democratization; Slovak-Czech relations; Hungarian minority; Csemadok; self-determination; cultural autonomy; Prague Spring; occupation; federal law; ethnic law; consolidation; rearrangement

Summary/Abstract: In 1968 the Csemadok (Cultural Society of Ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia) became the main representative of the Hungarian minority in Czechoslovakia although it was established in 1949. The Csemadok wanted to arrange the status of the ethnic minorities by self-determination or rather cultural autonomy. But the promising reform process was over due to the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the armies of five socialist states. The rearrangement led by Gustáv Husák pulled off its mask and blocked the political movement of the ethnic minorities before 1989. I researched the documents of Csemadok and I made oral history interviews. My aim was to study the elite of Hungarian minority in Czechoslovakia between 1949 and 1989, with special regard to 1968.

  • Issue Year: 34/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 183-189
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian