Klaus: Displacement of Sudeten Germans after WWII was logical conclusion of tragic period

President Václav Klaus says the displacement of Sudeten Germans after WWII was the logical conclusion of a tragic period of Czech history. Speaking at an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi annihilation of the village of Ležáky, President Klaus said that Czechs have long been asked to forget the horrors of the war for friendship’s sake and to share the guilt for atrocities committed. While countering a claim that he was hostile to Germany, Klaus said he could not, must not and did not want to forget what happened in Bohemia and elsewhere in Europe during the war.