Official Munich Text

 

AGREEMENT reached September 29, 1938, among Germany, United Kingdom, France and Italy. Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, taking into consideration the agreement which already has been reached in principle for cession to Germany of Sudeten territory have agreed on the following terms and conditions. These terms and conditions govern the cession and measures consequent thereon and by this agreement they hold themselves responsible for the steps necessary to its fulfillment.

FIRSTLY: The evacuation will begin on October 1st.

SECONDLY: The United Kingdom, France and Italy, agree that evacuation of the territory shall be completed by October 10th without any exiting installations having been destroyed and the Czecholslovakian government be held responsible for carrying out the evacuation without damage to said installations.

THIRDLY: The conditions governing the evacuation will be laid down in detail by an international commission composed of representatives of Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Czechoslovakia.

FOURTHLY: The occupation by stages of the predominantly German territory, by German troops will begin on October 1st. These territories marked on the map will be occupied by German troops in the following order: The territory marked No. 1 on the first and second of October. The territory marked No. 2 on the second and third of October. The territory marked No. 3 on the third, fourth and fifth of October. The territory marked No. 4 on the sixth and seventh of October. The remaining territories of predominantly German character will be ascertained by appointment of the aforesaid international commission forthwith and will be occupied by German troops by October 10th.

FIFTHLY: The international commission referred to in point 3 will determine the territories in which the plebiscite is to be held. These territories will be occupied by international bodies until the plebiscite is completed. The same commission will fix the conditions under which the plegiscite is to be held, taking as basic conditions the Saar plebiscite. The commission will also fix a date, not later than the end of November, on which the plebiscite will be held.

SIXTHLY: Final determination of these frontiers will be cleared up by the International Commission. The commission will also be entitled to recommend to the four powers, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, in certain exceptional cases, minor modifications in the strictly ethnographical determination of the zones which are to be transferred without plebiscite.

SEVENTHLY: There will be a right of option into and out of the transferred territory. The option to be exercised within six months of the date of this agreement. A German-Czechoslovak commission shall determine details of the option and consider ways of facilitating the transfer of populations and settle any question of principle arising from said transfers.

EIGHTHLY: The Czechoslovak government will, within a period of four weeks from the date of this agreement, release from their military and police forces any Sudeten German who may wish to be released and the Czechoslovak Government will, within the same period, release Sudenten German prisoners serving terms for politial offenses.

Munich, September 29, 1938.
ADOLF HITLER
NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
EDOUARD DALADIER
BENITO MUSSOLINI

ANNEX TO THE AGREEMENT

His Majesty's Government, the United Kingdom, and the French Government, entered into the above agreement on the basis that they would stand by the offer contained in paragraph six of the Anglo-French proposals of September 19th, relating to an international guarantee of the new boundaries of Czechoslovakia against unprovoked aggression.

When the question of Polish and Hungarian minorities in Czechoslovakia has been settled, Germany and Italy for their part will give a guarantee to Czechoslovakia.

Dated Munich, Sept. 29, 1938.
ADOLF HITLER
NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
EDOUARD DALADIER
BENITO MUSSOLINI

DECLARATION

THE HEADS of the Governments of the four Powers declare that the problems of the Polish and Hungarian minorities in Czechoslovakia, if not settled within three months by agreement between the respective Governments, shall form the subject of another meeting of the Heads of the Governments of the four Powers here present.

Dated Munich, Sept. 29, 1938.
ADOLF HITLER
NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
EDOUARD DALADIER
BENITO MUSSOLINI

SUPPLEMENTARY DECLARATION

All questions which may arise from the transfer of territories shall be considered as coming within the termsn of reference to the International Commission.

Dated Munich, Sept. 29, 1938.
ADOLF HITLER
NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
EDOUARD DALADIER
BENITO MUSSOLINI

COMPOSITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION

THE four Heads of Governments here present agree that the international commission provided for in the agreement signed by them to-day shall consist of the Secretary of State in the German Foreign Office, the British, French and Italian Ambassadors accredited in Berlin, and a representative to be nominated by the Government of Czeckoslovakia.

Dated Munich, Sept. 29, 1938.
ADOLF HITLER
NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
EDOUARD DALADIER
BENITO MUSSOLINI