so-called "Eichstatt Advent Declaration" was
passed by Sudetengerman statesmen and scholars November
30, 1949, first Sunday of Advent. It demands repealing
the expulsion and states principles for Sudetengerman
policies on Europe. As precursor to the Detmold
Declaration of January 25, 1950, the Wiesbaden Agreement
of August 4, 1950 and the Expellee's Charta of August 5,
1950, it initiatorily formulates the central elements of
Sudetengerman homeland-policy: renunciation of revenge
and retribution, reconciliation (with the Czech people),
creation of a free Europe on the basis of national
self-determination and human rights.
states among other points:
Sudetengermans do not want retribution, but justice…
Guided by this conviction, we want to encourage our
ethnic group and all expellees to relegate the struggle
for regaining their homes into the greater struggle for
the Christian-humanist rebirth of Europe."
Hermann Götz M.d.B.
Walter Zawadil M.d.B.
Paulus Sladek O.E.S.Aug.
already existing regional associations of Bavaria,
Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony-Bremen and
Schleswig-Holstein-Hamburg formed the
"Bundesverband der Sudetendeutschen
Landsmannschaft" in Detmold, January 25-26, 1950.
Dr. Lodgman von Auen was elected as first speaker for
all of West Germany and as chairman of the provisional