Reminiscences of Persons Relocated to Nemesnádudvar Under the Czechoslovak Cover Image

A lakosságcsere keretében Nemesnádudvar községbe telepítettek visszaemlékezései
Reminiscences of Persons Relocated to Nemesnádudvar Under the Czechoslovak

Author(s): Katalin Hollósy
Subject(s): History, Sociology, Recent History (1900 till today), Ethnic Minorities Studies, Politics and Identity
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: reminiscences;relocation of the population;Czechoslavakia;

Summary/Abstract: The topic of the paper is based on my thesis which dealt with the Czechoslovak¾Hungarian population exchange. In the paper, I analyse interviews conducted with four elderly people who have been living in Nemesnádudvar where they were relocated in the year of 1947. The first part of the paper introduces the history of the exchange agreement and it also contains the short history of Nemesnádudvar, as well as the impacts of the relocations on the village’s life. In the second part of the paper I analyse the interviews of the personal views of relocated people and the historical circumstances prevailing at the time of relocation. The reminiscences tell the actions and show how the agreement influenced the further lives of the relatives as well. The path of their lives took different directions. In conclusion, the interviewed people evaluated their past according to their age at the time of the relocation,to the value of their property lost, and on the social contacts lost in their former homeland. Consequently, the evaluation of the historical events they went through was highly affected by emotions, which led to different results.

  • Issue Year: 3/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 25-44
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Hungarian