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50th Anniversary of the military victory over Nazi Fascism The Potsdam Agreement:

May1995/ln English July 1995_ May 8th 1995

50th Anniversary of the military victory over Nazi Fascism The Potsdam Agreement:

50th Anniversary of the military victory over Nazi Fascism The Potsdam Agreement:
May1995/ln English July 1995_ May 8th 1995
a sharp weapon for ummaskimg German imperialisms revanctilsm and militarism Whoever has been attentively following the debates or phoney debates in Germany in the last few weeks knows that the two “opposing” camps are merely making a pretence of disagreement. Those who describe the 8th of May as the day of “Germany’s subjugation” and boast that they have never “broken their oath to Adolf Hitler, are not so very far removed from the others who behave as iff there had been a real “liberation” after May 8th and conclude that “today’s Germany” has no resemblance whatsoever to Germany before the 8th of May. The Potsdam Agreement is a sharp weapon which refutes both of these apparently contradictory propaganda strands of German imperialism, militarism and revanchism today.
Although one must not overlook other essential aspects of the Potsdarn Agreement, we must be aware that today the propaganda aiming at revising historical fact on the totally justified resettlement of so-called “Ethnic Germans” from Eastern Europe has become a focal point in the ideological offensive of German imperialism.
This is something we must actively oppose particularly with the help of the Potsdam Agreement.
Reactionary ideologists of the Alfred Dregger sort concentrate on describing the resettlement of Nazi supporters from Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary according to the decisions of Potsdam as “expulsion” and as “agrossinjustice”.
And what answer is being made to them? Yes, they say, it’s true, this was an “injustice, but a consequence of the Second World War!” Such a reply is not made just by chance. All the propagandists of German imperialism are united on one point: the slander that presents the resettlements and the corresponding decisions made by the states of the anti-Hitler coalition as an “historical injustice”.
Concerning the resettlement question the Potsdam Agreement said:
“XBI: Organised Transportation of the German Population.
The Conference reached the following agreement on the transfer of Germans from Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hun gary:
The three governments have discussed the question from all points of view and recognise that the German population or a part thereof that have remained In Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary must be transported back to Germany.” (‘The Potsdam (Berlin) Conference 1945″, Ber lin 1986, page 413)(…)

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