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East Prussian and Sudeten German expellees in West Germany, 1945-1960

Karen L. Gatz

East Prussian and Sudeten German expellees in West Germany, 1945-1960

a comparison of their social and cultural integration

by Karen L. Gatz

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Published by U.M.I. in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English


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  Germans from East Prussia settled mainly along the Baltic and North Sea coasts: "() The expellees from East Prussia moved westward along the Baltic Sea and piled up in large concentrations in both Mecklenburg and Schleswig-Holstein on the southern coast of that sea and near the Danish border. ()" Eastern European Germans in West Germany. Map 6: Sudeten-German Settlements, , p. 78 Charts Chart 1: Structuration of International Migration (‘multivariate systems model’), p. 32 Chart 2: Expellees in s per state ( and ), p. Chart 3: Change in Expellee Employment Patterns in Percent between and (West Germany), p.

The Genocide Against Germans in East Prussia, Ilya Ehrenburg, Nemmersdorf, Goldap, Red Army had raped, tortured and murdered all of the inhabitants down to the last baby, West Prussia, Pomerania, Silesia, the Sudetenland, Allied War Crimes Against Germans!   Most of the differences can be explained by recognizing that many people living in East Germany grew up under Communism, which means a stronger social and collective mentality (in East Germany, kids even sat on toilets next to each other), as well.

  Nemesis at Potsdam is a book whose title is drawn from Greek mythology; Nemesis is the Greek goddess of revenge. The implication is that at the Potsdam Conference (17 July to 2 August ) the victorious Allies of World War II took revenge on the Germans, entailing significant territorial losses in Eastern Europe and the forced transfer of some 15 million Germans from their homelands in. West German Government Demographic Study of Edit. The West German Federal Statistical Office of Germany was responsible for analyzing the figures relating to the population losses. In they issued a final report, estimating a demographic loss of some million German civilians in all of Central and Eastern Europe.


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East Prussian and Sudeten German expellees in West Germany, 1945-1960 by Karen L. Gatz Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the West German government estimated, based on a demographic analysis, that by, were counted as expellees in Germany or the West,Germans still remained in Romania, 32, had been assimilated into the Romanian population, and that there were"unresolved cases" that remained to be clarified.

The Vertriebene, or the expelled, were driven out of swaths of eastern and central Europe - east and west Prussia, Sudetenland, Königsberg, Memel. The pro-Nazi Sudeten German Party gained 88% of ethnic German votes in May Following the Munich Agreement of and the Occupation of Bohemia and Moravia by Hitler in MarchEdvard Beneš set out to convince the Allies during World War II that expulsion was the best solution.

The presence of German-speaking populations in Central and Eastern Europe is rooted in centuries of history, with the settling in northeastern Europe of Germanic peoples predating even the founding of the Roman Empire.

The presence of the independent German states in the region (particularly Prussia), and later the German Empire and also in other multi-ethnic countries, such as Austria-Hungary. East Prussia, former German province bounded, between World Wars I and II, north by the Baltic Sea, east by Lithuania, and south and west by Poland and the free city of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland).

After World War II its territory was divided between the Soviet Union and Poland. The name Prussia is. After the war ended inone of the most gruesome genocides took place that the history of mankind has ever seen: the expulsion and destruction of the Sudeten Germans.

The German government has kept knowledge of this Holocaust and the huge files of documentary evidence a secret, in other words, this chapter of history is supposed to remain.

Download Citation | The lost German east: Forced migration and the politics of memory, – | A fifth of West Germany's post population consisted of ethnic German refugees expelled. The stubborn resolve of an important Sudeten German politician on the idea of recovering more than the borders is documented in Margalit, Gilad, “ The Foreign Policy of the German Sudeten Council and Hans-Christoph Seebohm, –,” Central European Hist no.

3 (): – Expellees from outside the borders. Erzwungene Wege ["Forced journeys"] is the title of the newly opened exhibition at the German Historical Museum in Berlin on the history of forced migration in Europe. It has been organized by the German League of Expellees, which represents Germans forced to migrate after WWII, and is a step towards the League's goal to set up a permanent exhibition in the German capital.

Orwell greatly underestimated both the determination and the ambition of the Allied leaders' plans. What neither he nor anybody else knew was that in addition to the displacement of the million Germans of the East, Churchill, U.S.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had already agreed to a similar "orderly and humane" deportation of the more than 3 million.

On 11 Julyamidst the backdrop of the Polish-Soviet War, the East Prussian plebiscite in eastern West Prussia and southern East Prussia was held under Allied supervision to determine if the areas should join the Second Polish Republic or remain in Weimar Germany Province of East Prussia. % of the people voted to remain within Germany.

I didn’t know any residents or natives of Konigsberg but I did know a Sudeten Czech by the name of Karl Pilsen who served in the Wehrmacht at the end of WWII in Konigsberg. He was an apprentice cabinetmaker when he was drafted at the beginning of.

Forging a New Heimat: Expellees in Post-War West Germany and Canada. Göttingen: V&R Unipress, Göttingen: V&R Unipress, - (read an abstract here, with excellent rare statistics of German expellee integration, proportions, etc.).

Between late and practically the entire ethnic German population of eastern Germany was expelled over the Oder and Neisse rivers into the new Russian puppet state state of "East" Germany. The total number of people driven out is not known precisely, but it is believed to be between and 11 million altogether, with as many as 2.

The French took the southwest, the British took the northwest, the United states took the south, and the Soviet Union took the east, but Berlin was also split into Soviet East and Allied West Berlin. East Germany was also called the German Democratic Republic (GDR). East Prussia had been German for centuries.

All that changed in when the victorious Russians merged it into Russia and called it Kaliningrad. was a horrific year for Germans of East Prussia. The brutal battle and subsequent loot, pillage and rape scars the German psyche even today. Most Germans were expelled from there, other fled.

Germany - Germany - The era of partition: Following the German military leaders’ unconditional surrender in Maythe country lay prostrate. The German state had ceased to exist, and sovereign authority passed to the victorious Allied powers. The physical devastation from Allied bombing campaigns and from ground battles was enormous: an estimated one-fourth of the country’s housing was.

My one German boss's family got out of Lvov area somehow & got to SouthAmerica. Your are right, this is an untold story, but I had the chance to learn thru conversations, for example, about the expulsion from the Karlsbad area, put into rail cars & sent to west Germany.

History is a favorite subject & world war 2 in s: Germany Berlin pledges annual 'Day of German expellees' After World War II, about 13 million Germans were forced to leave their homes in what are today the Czech Republic and Poland.

- Germany lost East Prussia at the end of WW2. It was divided between Soviet Russia and Poland. But even today some traces remain that remind us that it was German once. Astonishingly, however, the millions of ethnic German expellees, far from becoming a disruptive element in postwar West German society, integrated seamlessly into it within a few years.

Prussia was a piece of land here: At some point, the rulers of Brandenburg, which is a separate piece of land, gained control of Prussia. Because Prussia was not part of the Holy Roman Empire, and not under the jurisdiction of the HRE, the rulers.German Chancellor Gerhard Shröder and Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer have described the Sudeten German expellee issue as the biggest obstacle to Czech-German relations (Kroeger).

The Czechs understandably argue that the Czech economy would be decimated if it were forced to compensate all the displaced expellees, and also point to the notion.