Displaced Communities

Baltic Germans (over 150,000
displaced by Hitler and Stalin)

Germans of Yugoslavia
(over 200,000 expelled, imprisoned, displaced, emigrated, 98.5% total)

Volga Germans (over 400,000 expelled by Soviets to Kazakhstan)

Dutch Germans (3,691 expelled,
15% of German population)

Alsace-Lorraine Germans of France
(100-200,000 expelled after WWI)

Germans of Czechoslovakia
(over 3,000,000 expelled
and displaced, 95% total)

Germans of Hungary
(over 100,000 expelled, over
300,000 displaced, 88% total)

Germans of Romania
(over 700,000 or 91.5% displaced by Hitler, the USSR, & mass emigration)

Germans of Poland, Prussia, Silesia
(over 5,000,000 expelled and displaced, nearly 100%) COMING SOON

Germans of Russia/Soviet Union
(nearly 1,000,000 to Germany and Kazakhstan) COMING SOON

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Commemoration of German expellees ignored by the German, Czech, and Polish governments

Distorted historical memory and ethnic nationalism as a cause for our forgetting the expelled Germans

Ethnic bias and nationalist revisionism among scholars as a cause of forgetting

The problem of classifying German expellees as a 'genocide'

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the forced labour and expulsion of the germans
of the soviet union

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HOW TO CITE THIS SCHOLARLY ESSAY: Institute for Research of Expelled Germans. "The forced labour and expulsion of the German minority of the Soviet Union." http://expelledgermans.org/russiagermans.htm (accessed Day-Month-Year).