Text Of Munich Agreement


GERMANY, the United Kingdom, France and Italy have agreed on the following conditions governing the transfer and the measures resulting therefrom, taking into account the agreement already concluded in principle on the cession of the Territory of The Sudetenland to Germany, and by this Agreement they are responsible for the measures necessary to ensure their implementation: . I believe that the solution to the Czechoslovak problem, which has just been resolved, is only the prelude to a broader settlement in which the whole of Europe can find peace. This morning I had another conversation with the German Chancellor, Mr Hitler, and here is the document that bears his name, just like mine. Some of you may have already heard what it contains, but I would just like to read it to you: “. The Czechs must be destroyed. [32] The meeting ended with Hitler`s refusal to make concessions on Allied claims. [32] Later that evening, Hitler worried that he had gone too far to put pressure on Chamberlain and called the chamberlain hotel suite to say that he would agree to annex only the Sudetenland without plans in other areas, provided that Czechoslovakia began evacuating ethnic Czechs from Germany`s majority regions by September 26 at 8:00 a.m. After being pressured by Chamberlain, Hitler agreed to issue the ultimatum for October 1 (the same date Operation Green was to begin). [37] Hitler then told Chamberlain that this was a concession he wanted to make to the prime minister as a “gift” out of respect for chamberlain`s willingness to give up his previous position. [37] Hitler continued that after the annexation of the Sudetenland, Germany would no longer have territorial rights over Czechoslovakia and would conclude a collective agreement guaranteeing the borders of Germany and Czechoslovakia.

[37] From September 29 to 30, 1938, an emergency meeting of the major European powers was held in Munich, excluding Czechoslovakia or the Soviet Union, an ally of France and Czechoslovakia. . . .