Refugee Teachers in Post-world War II Hungary, With Special Reference to Those From the Newly-Formed Czechoslovakia

After the Second World War, a significant number of refugees arrived in Hungary, most of them expelled from their homelands or places of service by the neighbouring states. Among them, the case of the pedagogues was peculiar: they had to leave almost everything behind and find a new place to live and start all over again, but they were also lucky compared to their colleagues in the civil service, as they were temporarily assigned to the posts of their colleagues who had left, died, or were taken prisoner of war, and then were permanently assigned to the posts during the period of the organisation of the eight-grade school. The situation of refugee pedagogues from Czechoslovakia was even more peculiar.