The Munich Agreement Political Cartoon

In the meantime, the British government has asked Beneš to ask for an ombudsman. Beneš did not want to sever his government`s relations with Western Europe, so he reluctantly agreed. The Sudeten Germans were under Hitler`s pressure to avoid a compromise[25] and the SdP organized demonstrations that provoked a police intervention on 7 September in Ostrava during which two of their deputies were arrested. [23] The Sudeten Germans used the incident and false allegations of other atrocities as a pretext to interrupt new negotiations. [23] [26] The New York Times on the Munich agreement was ”Hitler receives less than his Sudeten claims,” and reported that a ”cheerful crowd” greeted Daladier on his return to France and that Chamberlain was ”savagely acclaimed” upon his return to Britain. [66] He quotes Churchill as saying that the agreement means that ”Britain and France were in a much worse position than Hitler`s Germany.” [61] After personally inspecting the Czech fortifications, Hitler privately told Joseph Goebbels that ”we shed a lot of blood” and that it was fortunate that there was no fighting. [67] Sudeten Germans were not consulted as to whether they wished to become citizens of Czechoslovakia. .