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An impact of political changes upon ethnic identity of Hungarian population in the region of southern Slovakia after 1918

Autor:

Milan Olejník, Institute of Social Sciences Košice, Slovak Academy of Sciences, olejnik@saske.sk

ISSN: 1335-3608

Abstract

The paper in a concisely analyzing history of Hungarian community in Czechoslovak Republic after 1918. Similarly as the majority society – Slovaks, the Hungarians underwent a dramatic flow of changes – adaption to conditions of the First Republic (1945 – 1948), a period of communist dictate and democratic changes after November 1989. Each of these periods affected lives of Hungarians living in Slovakia in a different way. The paper is trying to provide elementary information of these developments and reactions of Hungarians as members of community but also as individuals. 

Keywords

Hungarian minority. Reslovakization. Ethnic identity.

Bibliographic information

OLEJNÍK, Milan.An impact of political changes upon ethnic identity of Hungarian population in the region of southern Slovakia after 1918. Individual and Society, 2013, Vol. 16, No. 3.

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