Friday, June 20, 2014

"Nothing Orderly Or Humane": The Expulsion of Germans After WWII

From the July 29, 2012, Seattle Times, "Nothing Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War" a book review  by John B. Saul of the book by R.M. Douglas.

This removal of Germans from occupied countries after the war is something I'd never heard of before.  This is the account of the Allied policies about ethnic Germans who were expelled from Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary and other European countries after the war.  It is estimated that between 12-14 million Germans, mostly women, children and old people were moved.  Often this occurred in open train cars and often without adequate food or clothing.

Again, Something I Had Never Heard Of Before.  --GreGen


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