Klaus: Czech post-war violence incomparable to Nazi atrocities

17-11-2010

Speaking at an event on Wednesday commemorating the students’ 1939 resistance to Nazi rule, Czech President Václav Klaus stressed that Czech violence committed against Germans following the end of the war was incomparable to atrocities committed by the Nazis. The president called it frustrating that - in his view - the true dimensions and chronology of the historic events were being forgotten, and said that while it was not possible to be proud of what some fellow citizens did in the post-war period, it was, in his words, “a far cry” from what had taken place in Nazi-occupied areas, prisons and concentration camps.