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Letter: Are we witnessing a repeat of the Munich Agreement? (opinion)

The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany’s annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country’s borders. The agreement was signed on Sept. 30, 1938, after being negotiated at a conference held in Munich, Germany, among the major powers of Europe, excluding the Soviet Union.

The agreement was signed by Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Italy. The annexed territory was of immense strategic importance to Czechoslovakia, as most of its border defenses and banks were situated there, as well as heavy industrial districts.

What was discussed at the Helsinki meeting last month?

In light of Trump’s comments since he has been elected and his most recent critics of the European Union, NATO along with personal attacks of some chiefs of state, one could wonder if the Putin/Trump meeting was not some kind of Munich accords?

If this country is going to continue to be the beacon of democracy for the rest of the world and the land of the free, it is essential that our elected officials, as well the public, know what was discussed and agreed at the Helsinki meeting.

It is very probable that the future of Europe as well as our own depend on these secret talks.

Leon Malmed

A Holocaust Survivor and a concerned citizen

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