Document: The Eight Demands of Konrad Henlein Announced at Karlovy Vary 24.4.1938

Autor: Petr Just, Téma: , Vydáno dne: 01. 01. 2005

The Eight Demands of Konrad Henlein Announced at Karlovy Vary 24.4.1938
Source: Paul Vyšný of the Department of Modern History, University of St Andrews [Original source: Documents on German Foreign Policy, (London, 1950), Series D, vol. II, no. 135, p. 242.]

  • 1. Restoration of complete equality of German national group with the Czech people;
  • 2. Recognition of the Sudeten German national group as a legal entity for the safeguarding of this position of equality within the State;
  • 3. Confirmation and recognition of the Sudeten German settlement area;
  • 4. Building up of Sudeten German self-government in the Sudeten German settlement area in all branches of public life insofar as questions affecting the interests and the affairs of the German national group are involved;
  • 5. Introduction of legal provisions for the protection of those Sudeten German citizens living outside the defined settlement area of their national group;
  • 6. Removal of wrong done to Sudeten German element since the year 1918, and compensation for damage suffered through this wrong;
  • 7. Recognition and enforcement of principle: German public servants in the German area;
  • 8. Complete freedom to profess adherence to the German element and German ideology.