Re: Slovak Aliens in WW II Status
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "votrubam" <votrubam@...> wrote:
A legal consequence of that was than anyone in the position of your grandfather was seen as a citizen of Czechoslovakia by Washington during that time.
Don't believe he had anything to do with Czechs and no one in the family had anything to do with Czechs and still were calling themselve's "Hungarians" throughout WW II and later and sometimes calling themselves "Austrians" both of which would have made them enemy aliens.
> Don't believe he had anything to do with CzechsMost Slovaks, Rusyns, Hungarians who lived in Czecho-Slovakia before WW II didn't. The Slovaks called themselves Slovaks, etc., but their citizenship as formally seen by the U.S. had nothing to do with their own identity.
The answer addressed only what the U.S. government saw them as during WW II: the State Department saw them as citizens of (the then non-existent) Czechoslovakia. Those are the wonders of international diplomacy. That's all.