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During WW II, there were various programs of ’exchange’ set up by the governments of Hungary and surrounding countries… with the goal of getting as many ethnic Hungarians into Hungary as possible, while also ridding Hungary of as much of its ’non-Hungarian’ ethnic groups as possible. The personal story related here is that of a young girl (still in her teens in 1946) whose family name happened to be Slovakian. Her father decided to take the off er of re-location and move his family to Slovakia in hopes of fi nding a bettter situation for them there. As told to Kóka Rozália.