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)

US Internment of German-Americans, Japanese, and Italians
(10,906+ interned
and blacklisted) NEW!

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

Germans of Russia/USSR/Ukraine
(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

Expellee scholarship on the occupations of Czechoslovakia and the Sudetenland, 1918-1945

Understanding Sexual Violence against German Expellee Women
as the Violation of Sacralized Boundaries

The problem of classifying German expellees as a 'genocide'

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All donations to the advancement of the Institute for Research of Expelled Germans are tremendously appreciated and used entirely for the maintenance, administration, and improvement of the organisation and its website. It is difficult to sustain a website with a great deal of monthly traffic with no paid advertisement. As we are one of the few and most prominent organisations documenting and raising awareness of the expelled Germans to both German and non-German audiences, it is important to spread links to our website as vociferously as possible. No personal information, addresses, or information will be resold, and no email addresses or names are redistributed without approval. In fact, donations via Paypal make it impossible for us to even know your personal banking or credit information at all. Paypal is preferred. All currencies are allowed. The Paypal email address of the Institute is director@expelledgermans.org, made out to Director James Mayfield. If you have a specific preference for how you would like your donation spent, feel free to include your instructions when making the donation.

Please note that these donations are personal, are not tax-accredited as a charitable donation, and are solely devoted to supporting the website and the Institute.

The Institute for Research of Expelled Germans is a completely apolitical organization with NO AFFILIATION to political lobbies, expellee groups, or legal pressure organizations. Therefore, we do not assist expellees.

If you wish to make a donation directly to honoring or supporting the commemoration of expelled Germans, donate money or support to relevant government and legal proponents. The Federation of Expellees (Bund der Vertriebenen) and the Prussian Trust are two political lobbies in Germany funding restitution and commemoration interests. The Centre Against Expulsion (Zentrum gegen Vertriebung) is a generalized museum foundation being organised in Germany to commemorate the tragedies of expulsion in general, but plans to devote a portion to the over 10,000,000 expelled Germans. You can also contact or donate to the leading organisation for expelled Volga Germans and Germans in Kazakhstan, the Deutsch-Kasachstanische Assoziation der Unternehmer.

If you would like to have your name posted after a donation along with a dedication to an individual or relative related to the expulsions (along with a photograph), please inform us of your request in an email.




Josef Benesch (1920-1999): Born in Klatovy, Czechoslovakia, he came to the Unites States after serving in the Czechoslovakian resistance during WWII. He spent two years as a political prisoner at the infamous Bory prison in Plzen until his escape in 1950.