Displaced Communities

BALTIC GERMANS (150,000
displaced by Hitler & Stalin; 95%+)

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)

GERMANS OF ALSACE-LORRAINE
(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% of total)

GERMANS OF ROMANIA
(over 700,000 or 91.5% displaced by Hitler, USSR, & emigration)

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

GERMANS OF POLAND, PRUSSIA
(over 5,000,000 expelled and displaced, nearly 100%) COMING SOON

GERMANS OF RUSSIA/UKRAINE
(nearly 1,000,000 to Germany and Kazakhstan) COMING SOON




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If you would like to submit a dedication to an individual or relatives related to the expulsions (along with a photograph), please inform us of your request in an email. Please include any of the following: a personal message, dates or lifespan, nationality, his/her ultimate fate, etc.

 

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.


John Knodel, an ethnic Danube Swabian from Harta, Hungary, was imprisoned as a forced laborer in a Ukrainian coal mine for 33 months after World War II by the Soviet Union. Read his day-to-day diary in our article here.