In the drifting of history

How did Bukovinian Szekely people get from Andrásfalva to Hidas? What happened to the inhabitants of the Swabian village Hidas? These are the questions to be answered by the permanent exhibition in the reconstructed house from Hidas.
Szerző: Skanzen 2018. március 17.

In the drifting of history

– Population exchange in Southern Transdanubia in the 1940’s


Deployments, executed with political violence, affected many people of different ethnic groups after World War II. German inhabitants of Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland has been called to account for the war collectively, and the majority ot them has been deployed to Eastern and Western Germany from 1946 to 1948. Bukovinian Szekely were deployed still in 1941 to Bácska, just reannected from Yugoslavia, but they had to leave already in 1944.




Szekelys and some deployed Hungarian from Upper Hungary were moved to districts Tolna and Baranya, in villages that had been inhabited previously by Germans. Many of the deployed people still suffer from the experienced events.  


Owners of the house in Hidas had never imagined that they would be forced to leave their home and their country in 1945. They were allowed to take along 1 kg fat, 2 kg meat, 7 kg flour, bread or pastry, 2 kg legumes, 8 kg potato, some clothing, bedclothing, hand tools and household appliances apiece. The house itself included stock numbers and furniture has been given to a deployed Bukovinian Szekely family that could have brought along as little as some clothing, a painted hope chest and a weawing loom.

Learn more about this historical episode in the House of Hidas, in the Southern-Transdanubia regional unit of the permanent exhibition.

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