The dependents of the German minority in Czechoslovakia lost their nationality according to the constitutional decree no. 33/1945. The government took more reasonable attitude towards them after the formation of East Germany in October of 1949. The inhabitants could retrieve their nationality according to statutory order no. 252/1949. There lived about 1 500 Germans in Kosice region. A little part of them (350) applied to regain the nationality. They came from the following areas: Gelnica, Kezmarok, Vysoke Tatry, Spisska Nova Ves, Levoca, Kosice-mesto and Roznava. 330 citizens were successful; rejection of the other applications was based on various reasons. The restoration of the nationality for each person was the matter of a law accepted on 21 April 1953. Confiscated property was not restituted. (http://www.saske.sk/cas/)
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