Csehszlovák-magyar állambiztonsági kapcsolatok 1948 és 1951 között

Bessenyei Vanda: Csehszlovák-magyar állambiztonsági kapcsolatok 1948 és 1951 között. In: Aetas, (36) 4. pp. 48-60. (2021)

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Among the countries of the Communist Bloc in East Central Europe formed after World War II, Hungary and Czechoslovakia were the last to sign the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance. Therefore, it is no surprise that the state security organizations of the two countries were also relatively late to start cooperating, only doing so in 1948, while already having close relationship with the political police forces of the other countries of the bloc. The relations of the Hungarian Államvédelmi Hatóság and the Czechoslovak Státní bezpečnost were especially interesting in this earliest, barely researched period: besides the effective, proper collegial relationship, sources also report on a much less friendly, rather strained cooperation. The former presented itself in the official visits and the correspondence regarding operative tasks, while the latter primarily appeared in the case of the “American spy” Noel Haviland Field, during the shared investigative work searching for the “internal enemy.” This study presents the fluctuating, often quite strained relationship of the two state security organizations, starting from the first contact until the meeting regarding operative techniques in Budapest in 1951, mostly based on Czech and Slovak sources. Examining these documents does not only grant insight into the nature of the relationship of these two organizations: the Czechoslovak reports also show how the Státní bezpečnost perceived their Hungarian colleagues and the Hungarian organization during this early period.

Item Type: Article
Other title: Czechoslovak-Hungarian state security relations between 1948 and 1951
Heading title: Tanulmányok
Journal or Publication Title: Aetas
Date: 2021
Volume: 36
Number: 4
ISSN: 0237-7934
Page Range: pp. 48-60
Language: Hungarian, English
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/74393/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Államvédelem - csehszlovák-magyar - 1948-1951
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2022. Feb. 25. 08:20
Last Modified: 2022. Feb. 25. 08:20
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/74473

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