Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 10, No 1 (2017)

Romanian-Magyar Relations in the Period 1940-1944. Sections

Cristian Sandache


During the Second World War, Romania and Hungary were in the same political-military camp as allied states of Nazi Germany. The annexation of Northern Transylvania by Budapest as a result of the Vienna Diktat (August 30, 1940) intensified the tension between the two countries, both reaffirming throughout the war, that they have full historical and political rights over this region, denying the arguments presented in this sense by the other side. The persecutions and atrocities of the Hungarian authorities over the ethnic Romanians in the Transylvanian region ceded to Hungary were promptly reported to Germany and Italy by the diplomacy of Bucharest, which repeatedly tried to convince the Vienna decision that the act of 30 August 1940 had become obsolete.


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