Brno expresses regret for post-war expulsion of Germans

20-05-2015

The Brno council has made a declaration of regret for events in the city at the end of May 1945 when German citizens were expelled as part of post-WWII reprisals. Around 20,000 Germans were forced to march from Brno to Austria at that time, with around a tenth dying of exhaustion along the way. After the passing of the Declaration of Reconciliation and Common Future on Tuesday evening, the mayor of the Czech Republic's second city, Petr Vokřál, said he and his fellow councillors hoped all past wrongs could be forgiven.