"[Germany must keep] not a single plane, no navy, their war industry must be absolutely broken up. A lot of blood will flow after the war. Many Germans will be killed in your [Edvard Beneš] country [Czechoslovakia] as well—it cannot be helped and I agree with it. After a few months we'll say "that's enough", and we shall start on the work of peace: try the guilty men who stayed alive."
- Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, April 3, 1943, over lunch with Edvard Beneš and Jan Masaryk.
Zbynék Zeman, Antonín Klimek, The Life of Edvard Beneš, 1884-1948: Czechoslovakia in Peace and War, New York: Oxford Uni. Press, 1997, p. 185.
The Czechoslovakian diplomat Edward Taborsky quoted what Beneš stated after lunch with Churchill:
"[the British prime minister approved] in principle the transfer of population as
the only possible solution of minority problems in Central Europe after the war."