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22:05 Apr 30, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
German term or phrase:volksbund der deutschen in ungarn
Its a World War 2 medal and I would like to know what it means.
Explanation: 1. "Erst an weiterer Stelle wurde als Vertreibungsgrund die Mitgliedschaft in der Volksgruppenorganisation Volksbund der Deutschen in Ungarn oder der Dienst in bewaffneten deutschen Organisationen genannt."
2. "After the Austrian Anschluss, the "Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle" (Ethnic German Central Office) seated in Berlin whose task it was to spread the political philosophy of the Third Reich, opened a new central office in Vienna under the leadership of Dr. Wilhelm Hottl and was supported with ample funds. This office was responsible for the area of Italy and East Central Europe. Of course, Huttl immediately got in touch with the right wing elements in Hungary, he also somehow enticed into his services the Hungarian newspaper Magyarsag, and he established channels for German money to drift into Hungary. His influence in Hungarian internal affairs through his secret and well-organized channels, both in political and economic affairs, was soon perceptible. In the Hottl's intrigues, the members of the U.D.V. acted as spies
and denunciators, and they had ample and outstanding results. The Teleki government disbanded the U.D.V. in 1940 and permitted instead the organization of the "Volksbund der Deutschen in Ungarn." The Government also permitted further appearance of the paper Deutscher Volkebot. (German People's Messenger). This organization was under the leadership of the disagreeable, argumentative, and hateful person, Dr. Ferenc Basch, who instigated the Hungarian ethnic Germans in every way in spite of their outstanding and eminent position in all phases and walks of Hungarian life:
The ethnic Germans of Hungary, who had had unlimited privileges and unlimited possibilities for development, changed almost overnight to an egocentric, grasping and demanding force in the country."